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IDEA 2004 Draft Regulations

NASP's comments and recommendations on the proposed regulations for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) were submitted to OSERS on September 2, 2005.

The Learning Disabilities Roundtable submitted recommendations to OSERS on the draft IDEA Regulations on August 15, 2005.

NASP has joined their coalition partners in the National Alliance of Pupil Services Organizations (NAPSO) by endorsing their written comments submitted September 1, 2005, regarding the IDEIA Proposed Regulations.

In submitting comments on the proposed regulations for IDEA, NASP's coalition partners in the National Alliance of Pupil Service Organizations (NAPSO) emphasized the need for the Department to clarify the rules detailing when an IEP related service provider could be excluded from an IEP meeting. NAPSO partners, concerned that this provision in the regulations might be abused by some school districts or families, focused special attention on this matter by submitting a separate letter to OSERS requesting assistance in this area. To read a copy of this letter, click here.

Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004

NASP letter to the Conference Committee, regarding final concerns between House and Senate versions of  IDEA Reauthorization, November 12, 2004.

NASP Recommendations on LD Eligibility and Identification for IDEA Reauthorization, released on April 28, 2003.

The NASP letter to the U.S. House of Representatives, regarding concerns with H.R. 1350, April 29, 2003.

Corresponding Legislative Recommendations that NASP submitted to Congress on LD Eligibility and Identification, May 2003.

NASP IDEA Recommendations submitted to the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) on February 22, 2002.

National Alliance of Pupil Services Organizations (NAPSO) Recommendations for IDEA Reauthorization

Also see CCD response to the President's Commission on Excellence in Special Education report, "A New Era: Revitalizing Special Education for Children and Their Families," at http://www.c-c-d.org

Mental Health Principles for IDEA Reauthorization and Mental Health Response President's Commission report (developed by a coalition of allied mental health organizations)

IDEA workgroup response to the President's Commission report (developed by a coalition of both general and special education organizations)

Learning Disabilities Initiative Report

The Learning Disability Roundtable, a group of ten educational and advocacy organizations that represent children served through the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), has submitted recommendations to the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), U.S. Department of Education. The report entitled, "Specific Learning Disabilities: Finding Common Ground” proposes improvements to better identify and serve students with learning disabilities in public schools. Click here to read the full report.

Learning Disability Roundtable
Policy Recommendations for the Reauthorization of IDEA '97

The Learning Disabilities Roundtable developed policy recommendations in conjunction with their July 2002 report, "Specific Learning Disabilities: Finding Common Ground." Click here to read the policy recommendations.