ASHA Submits Comments on IDEA Proposed Rulemaking
ASHA submitted a 14-page comment letter on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004 to the U.S. Department of Education (ED) in response to its request for comments and recommendations. The U.S. Department of Education's (ED) Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) issued a notice in the December 29, 2004 Federal Register soliciting comments and recommendations on regulatory issues under 34 CFR Parts 300 and 303 to implement programs under the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that was signed into law by President Bush on December 3, 2004. This provides an opportunity to consider improvements in the regulations implementing IDEA which would strengthen the federal effort to ensure the provision of early intervention services to infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families in order to ensure that every child with a disability has access to a free, appropriate education of high quality that is designed to meet the high standards reflected in the No Child Left Behind Act. The deadline to submit comments for consideration was February 28, 2005.
For more information on the IDEA regulatory process, 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.
ASHA Submits Comments on IDEA 2004 Proposed Rulemaking [PDF]