ASHA has learned that the U.S. Department of Education has indicated that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) completed its review of the IDEA Part C final regulations, and that the Department plans to publish final regulations on IDEA Part C in early September. ASHA is mobilizing a Member Advisory Group and a National Office staff team to conduct a thorough analysis of the final regulations, including the impact on the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology.
IDEA Part C is the infants and toddlers program (0–2 years) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, as amended by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (commonly known as IDEA 2004). Final regulations on IDEA Part C have not been released since the 1990s. ASHA will continue to keep its members updated on the released date. Please check ASHA's Advocacy News for further updates and analysis of the final regulations once released. For more information on this, please contact Catherine D. Clarke, ASHA's director of education and regulatory advocacy, via e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at 800-498-2071, ext. 5611.