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The Bill That Congress Passed
- The PDF file of the text appearing in the Congressional Record-House:
- Text-only version posted at http://thomas.loc.gov/. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c108:h.1350.enr:
- Links to the OSEP documents on the IDEA Reauthorized Statute http://www.ideapartnership.org/whatsnew.cfm
- Analyses of changes in the law, from Wrightslaw:
- FAPE – The Families and Advocates Partnership for Education http://www.fape.org/idea/factSheets.htm
- IDEA Guide to Frequently Asked Questions from the federal Committee on Education and the Workforce and Subcommittee on Education Reform (February 17, 2005- PDF Format http://edworkforce.house.gov/issues/109th/education/idea/ideafaq.pdf
- Comparison of IDEA ’97 and the new statute from COPAA – Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates: http://www.copaa.org/news/idea04.html
- 200 pages from NASDSE.
NASDSE, the National Association of State Directors of Special Education, offers a 200-page side-by-side that compares current law to the amended law signed by President Bush on December 3rd. Individual copies are $15 each; bulk orders of 100 copies or more receive a 15% discount. To order your copy, send a check or purchase order to NASDSE, 1800 Diagonal Road., Suite 320, Alexandria, VA 22314, Attention: C. Burgman. The document is available in electronic format at www.nasdse.org.
- A side-by-side analysis of transition requirements.
Courtesy of NCSET, the National Center on Secondary Education and Transition. The side-by-side analysis identifies major changes between IDEA 1997 and H.R. 1350 (IDEA 2004) concerning transition services for youth with disabilities.ncset.org/publications/related/ideatransition.asp
- Summary of the new law. Courtesy of the National Committee of Parents and Advocates Organized to Protect IDEA. www.nichcy.org/reauth/2004IDEASUMMARY-12.04.doc
- Summary of the new IDEA provisions. Courtesy of NAPAS, the National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems, Inc. www.OCLB.info/pdf/NAPAS_IDEA2004_Summary.pdf
- Summary of the 2004 IDEA. Courtesy of the National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC), this summary looks at the IEP process, due process, and discipline. www.ndsccenter.org/events.asp#summary
- IDEA 2004 Summary from the PACER center: This is a summary of some of the most critical changes affecting children with disabilities and their families in IDEA 2004, concentrating on the IEP process, due process and the discipline provisions. http://www.pacer.org/idea/2004/summary.htm
- National School Boards Association, Counsel of School Attorneys, Audio Conference http://www.nsba.org/site/view.asp?TRACKID=&VID=2&CID=443&DID=34922
- A Users Guide to the IDEA Reauthorizationby the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities http://www.c-c-d.org/IdeaUserGuide.pdfin Word format: http://www.thearc.org/ideachanges/usersguide.doc