Updated, October 2017
If you are involved in the well-being of an infant, toddler, child, or youth with disabilities, you’ll find reading the exact language of IDEA both illuminating and important. In addition to being able to read it here online, you may also wish to download a full copy, print it out, and keep it handy.
The Law (Statute)
Access the entire law at:
Part B Regulations
Part B of IDEA is focused on services to school-aged children with disabilities. This includes preschoolers (ages 3-5) and children in K-12. Regulations for this part of the law, as reauthorized in 2004, are available. Here’s a brief description:
Available online at:
Part C Regulations
Part C of IDEA is the Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities program, otherwise known as early intervention. Regulations for this part of IDEA were published in 2011, and are available online at:
Guidance from the U.S. Department of Education
For authoritative input on the law, we look to the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) and the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), within the Department of Education. These are the agencies within the federal government responsible for overseeing IDEA’s implementation. They’ve established a dedicated IDEA 2004 page with a wealth of information on Part B, including:
Find all this and more at: https://sites.ed.gov/idea/
SOURCE ARTICLE: Center for Parent Information and Resources
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