ERIC Number: ED439544
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
IDEA 1997: Let's Make It Work. Preliminary Analysis: The Law and Regulations. Revised.
Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.
This publication is designed to assist teachers, parents, and administrators in understanding what the recently reauthorized Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, both law and regulations, now requires, and how the provisions of both the law and regulations affect services and programs for children with disabilities. It provides information about both statutory and regulatory elements for the following 15 topical areas through a question-and-answer format: (1) general statutory questions, including definitions of disabilities and related services; (2) parental involvement, the use of private and public insurance, and procedural safeguards; (3) eligibility, including the new developmental delay option; (4) cultural diversity; (5) evaluation and re-evaluation; (6) Individualized Education Programs (IEP), including special education and related services, the content of the IEP, the IEP team, development, review, and revision of the IEP, and least restrictive environment; (7) early childhood; (8) procedural safeguards; (9) mediation; (10) behavior and discipline, including due process protections, suspension and expulsion, and provision of educational services; (11) state/local fiscal and management responsibilities; (12) private school placements; (13) performance goals, indicators, and assessments; (14) personnel development and standards; and (15) national support programs (Part D). An extensive summary of the law is included. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Disabilities, Discipline, Diversity (Student), Early Childhood Education, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Individualized Education Programs, Parent Participation, Preschool Education, Student Evaluation, Student Placement
Council for Exceptional Children, CEC Publications, 1920 Association Dr., Dept. K0032, Reston, VA 20191-1589 (Stock No. R5235P: $14.95; CEC members, $10.50). Tel: 888-232-7733 (Toll-Free); Fax: 703-264-9494; Web site: http://www.cec.sped.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997