ASHA Comments on Multi-Year IEP & Paperwork Demonstration Programs
ASHA submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Education (ED) on its notices of proposed requirements and selection criteria on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Multi-Year Individualized Education Program (IEP) Demonstration Program and Paperwork Waiver Demonstration Program, which appeared in the December 19, 2005 Federal Register. ASHA's comments included:
- Support for efforts to increase time for instruction and other activities available to teachers and related service providers to improve educational and functional results for children with disabilities.
- Recommending that the stakeholders input on the Multi-Year IEPs and paperwork waiver proposals that states obtain, include input from teachers, administrators, related service providers, and parents.
ASHA members can view the full text of letter [PDF]. For further information, please contact Catherine D. Clarke, ASHA's Director of Education and Regulatory Advocacy, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 800-498-2071, ext. 4159.