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Re-authorization of the IDEA 2004

Guidance with Respect to State and Federal Regulations Implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (Microsoft Word | PDF)

Guidance Regarding Changes to the Due Process System in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (NJDOE/OSEP, July 2005)

Presentation on "Guidance for the Implementation of IDEA 2004" (NJDOE/OSEP, July 2005)

Links to important references and resources on the Re-authorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is the primary federal program that authorizes state and local aid for special education and related services for children with disabilities. On December 3, 2004, President Bush signed the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (P.L. 108-446), a major reauthorization and revision of IDEA. The new law preserves the basic structure and civil rights guarantees of IDEA but also makes significant changes in the law. Most provisions of P.L. 108-446 go into effect on July 1, 2005. The requirements regarding "highly qualified" special education teachers became effective immediately upon signature.

H.R. 1350, Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA):

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