Two New IDEA Documents Available Two new documents related to the Individuals with Disabilities Act are now available: an ASHA issue brief on “Uses of Special Education Funds” to assist members in the implementation of the 2006 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B final regulations, and a federal annual report on the implementation ... School Matters
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Two New IDEA Documents Available
The ASHA Leader, November 2007, Vol. 12, 4. doi:10.1044/leader.SCM.12162007.4
The ASHA Leader, November 2007, Vol. 12, 4. doi:10.1044/leader.SCM.12162007.4
Two new documents related to the Individuals with Disabilities Act are now available: an ASHA issue brief on “Uses of Special Education Funds” to assist members in the implementation of the 2006 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B final regulations, and a federal annual report on the implementation of IDEA.
ASHA Brief
This ASHA issue brief notes that there are new procedures for the use of IDEA Part B funds, and provides an overview of key areas for which special education funds may be used, including supplementary aids and services, early intervening services, children with high-need/high-cost special education and related services, and administrative case management. The brief also provides tips on how to advocate for a share of that funding.
To access this document and other IDEA Part B issue briefs, visit ASHA’s IDEA website. Continue to check this Web site for further updates on IDEA.
IDEA Annual Report
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) submitted to Congress its 27th Annual Report on the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2005. The 750-page document reports on activities under Parts B and C.
Volume I focuses on the demographics of those served under IDEA, including trends in numbers and percentages of infants, toddlers, preschool, and school-age children served; declassification of elementary school-age students; and characteristics of secondary students served for emotional disturbance. It also includes state-level data profiles and tables.
Volume II contains extensive appendix tables of state-reported data required under IDEA, including the number of infants and toddlers receiving early intervention services broken out by race/ethnicity; the number of children receiving special education services by disability category and race/ethnicity; and graduation and dropout data.
The report is designed to provide an overview of national activities funded under IDEA in FY2005. To view the report, go to the U.S. Department of Education’s website.
For further information about the IDEA final regulations or annual report, contact Catherine Clarke atcclarke@asha.orgor 800-498-2071, ext. 4159. For practice-related IDEA issues, contact Susan Karr atskarr@asha.orgor 800-498-2071, ext. 4308.
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