American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

OSEP Releases 30th Annual Report to Congress on IDEA

(January 13, 2012)

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) of the U.S. Department of Education (ED), has released the 30th Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 2008. The report focuses on children and students with disabilities being served under IDEA, Part C or B (P.L. 108-446), nationally and at the state level.

The report describes the nation's progress on issues that include (1) providing a free appropriate public education for all children with disabilities, (2) assuring that the rights of children with disabilities and their parents are protected, (3) assisting states and localities in providing for the education of all children with disabilities, and (4) assessing the effectiveness of efforts to educate children with disabilities.

For more information on the report, visit ED's website or contact Catherine D. Clarke, ASHA's director of education and regulatory advocacy, via e-mail at cclarke@asha.org or by phone at 800-498-2071, ext. 5611.


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