ERIC Number: ED416638
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
IDEA 1997: Let's Make It Work.
Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA. Dept. of Public Policy.
This document explains provisions of the 1997 amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Public Law 105-17, and is divided into 16 topics, most of which address specific sections of the law. For each topic, the following is provided: overview information, additional information presented in a question and answer format, relevant statements from the Congressional committee reports submitted while IDEA was being considered, and a list of resources. The topics covered are: (1) general questions; (2) parental involvement; (3) developmental delay; (4) cultural diversity; (5) evaluation and reevaluation; (6) the Individualized Education Program; (7) related services and technology; (8) early childhood; (9) procedural safeguards; (10) mediation; (11) behavior and discipline; (12) state and local fiscal management responsibilities; (13) private school placements; (14) performance goals, indicators, assessments, what the state has to do; (15) personnel preparation; and (16) national support programs. Two additional sections provide a summary of IDEA, an index of topics located in the legislation, and a list of general resources for IDEA. (DB)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Conflict Resolution, Cultural Differences, Developmental Delays, Disabilities, Discipline, Due Process, Early Childhood Education, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Individualized Education Programs, Parent Participation, Postsecondary Education, Private Schools, Program Evaluation, Pupil Personnel Services, Special Education, Standards, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Teacher Education
The Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1589; phone: 703-620-3660; TTY: 703-264-9446; toll-free phone: 888-232-7733; fax: 703-264-9494; e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org, World Wide Web: http://www.cec.sped.org
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA. Dept. of Public Policy.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997