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ERIC Number: ED420943
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Pages: 41
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The IDEA Amendments of 1997. Revised Edition.
NICHCY News Digest, v26 Jun 1998
This digest summarizes the reauthorized Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997 (IDEA 97) with emphasis on changes in the new law. First, it highlights principal changes in the law. These changes include participation of children and youth with disabilities in state and districtwide assessment programs; the way in which evaluations are conducted; parent participation in eligibility and placement decisions; development and review of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) to emphasize inclusion of children with disabilities in general education classrooms; the addition of transition planning; voluntary mediation as a means of resolving parent-school controversies; and discipline of children with disabilities. This review discusses each of these issues, then presents a side-by-side analysis of how the IDEA has been changed to address each issue. Also included are a summary of effective dates for implementation of the major IDEA provisions and an index. (DB)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997