The recent amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act adopted in December 2004 require school districts providing special education and related services to children with disabilities to implement many changes by July 1, 2005. School districts must quickly become familiar with the changes in the federal special education law in order to be in compliance with the new requirements.
This program is designed to focus on changes in IDEA requirements for the identification and evaluation of children with disabilities, the development and implementation of individual education programs and the placement provisions of the IDEA, as amended. This program will benefit school system administrators, school principals, school teachers, related service personnel, social workers, school psychologists, pupil appraisal personnel and attorneys.
- An introduction to the changes in IDEA requirements which public school systems must implement for the 2004-2005 school year with respect to:
- An introduction to the IDEA provisions for pilot programs for multi-year IEPS, reduction of paperwork burdens and noninstructional time spent in complying with certain IDEA provisions
- The attendee will be able to discuss the goals of the IDEA as amended by Public Law 108-446.
- The attendee will be able to identify and discuss the changes in the IDEA requirements for identification and evaluation of children with disabilities.
- The attendee will be able to identify and discuss the changes in the IDEA requirements for the development of individual education programs and placement of children with disabilities.
- The attendee will be able to discuss the IDEA provisions for Pilot Programs for multi-year IEPS.
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
I. The Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act Of
2004: An Overview
A. Special Education: A Historical Context – Congressional Findings And The Goals Of The IDEA As Amended By Public Law 108-446
B. Free Appropriate Public Education
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
II. What's New? Evaluations, Parental Consent, Eligibility
Determinations And Reevaluations
B. Consent For Evaluation And Services
C. Evaluation Procedures
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
III. What's New? Individual Education Programs And Educational
A. The Individualized Education Program
B. The IEP Team: Composition And Alternative Means Of Participating In Meetings
C. Educational Placements
D. Applicability To Children With Disabilities In Adult Prisons
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
IV. What's New? Pilot Programs For Multi-Year IEPs, Reduction Of
Paperwork Burdens And Noninstructional Time Spent In Complying
With Certain IDEA Provisions
A. Pilot Program: Offering The Option To Develop A Comprehensive Multi-Year IEP
B. Natural Transition Points
C. Reports On The Effectiveness Of The Pilot Program And Specific Recommendations For Broader Implementation
4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
V. Questions And Answers