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Subj:    ALERT: UPDATE ON FINAL IDEA REGS (MARCH 13, 1999)
Date:    3/13/99 10:28:53 AM Pacific Standard Time
From:    webmaster@wrightslaw.com (Pam and Pete Wright)
Sender:    owner-special-ed-advocate@wrightslaw.com
To:    special-ed-advocate@wrightslaw.com

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1. UPDATE ON FINAL IDEA REGULATIONS, Saturday, March 13, 12:30 p.m.

2. WRIGHTSLAW GUIDE TO SPECIAL EDUCATION LAW

3. SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION

4. CONTACT INFORMATION

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1. UPDATE ON FINAL IDEA REGULATIONS, Saturday, March 13, 1:25 p.m. EST

At Wrightslaw.com, you will find a single page with links to the Parts of the FINAL IDEA REGULATIONS. We are adding “Progress Reports” to this page so if you check back often, you'll know when each new Part is available online.

http://www.wrightslaw.com/law/code_regs/Index_IDEA_Regs_990313.htm

On FRIDAY, MARCH 12, we uploaded these files:

INTRODUCTION AND ANALYSIS OF CHANGES IN FINAL REGS

Effective Dates of Regulations; Major Changes in the Regulations by Category, including Free Appropriate Public Education, IEPs, Services to Children in Private Schools; Procedural Safeguards including sigificant changes in due process, evaluations and eligibility; Discipline;
Frequently Asked Questions About Discipline Under IDEA. (This page is huge. We will separate the Introduction and Discipline sections into shorter files soon.)

LIST OF SUBJECTS. (Similar to a Table of Contents)
SUBPART A: General: Purposes, Applicability; and Regulations That Apply to This Program.
SUBPART B: State and Local Eligibility.
SUBPART C: - SERVICES. Includes Free Appropriate Public Education, Evaluations and Reevaluations, IEPs, Direct Services by the SEA, Comprehensive System of Personnel Development.
SUBPART D - CHILDREN IN PRIVATE SCHOOLS. Includes Children with Disabilities Placed by Public Agencies; Children Enrolled by Their Parents When FAPE is at Issue; Children Enrolled by Parents; By-Pass.
SUBPART E (PART 1) – PROCEDURAL SAFEGUARDS. Due Process Procedures for Parents and Children; Mediation; Discipline Procedures; Manifestation Review; Placement; Appeals.
SUBPART E (PART 2) – PROCEDURAL SAFEGUARDS. Evaluation and Eligibility;
Evaluating Children with Specific Learning Disabilities; Least Restrictive Environment (LRE); Confidentiality of Information; Department Procedures.

On SATURDAY, MARCH 13, we added

APPENDIX A – 40 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT IEPS AND TRANSITION. Purpose
Special Education; IEP Requirements; IEP Teams and Meetings; Parental Role; Handling Disagreements Between Parents and Schools; Progress Reports; Transition Plans; and more.
Several of these files are very long (more than 100 kb). You may run into problems printing directly from the site. If you have a problem printing the regulations, we suggest that you save the file onto your hard drive, then print. If you continue to have problems, empty your
cache (in Netscape Navigator, go to Edit – Preferences).

The link to the “Regs Page” is   Http://www.wrightslaw.com/law/code_regs/Index_IDEA_Regs_990313.htm
We want the Final Regs on our site to be complete, correct, and easy-to-read.

If you find any errors, please let us know.
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2. WRIGHTSLAW GUIDE TO SPECIAL EDUCATION LAW

THE WRIGHTSLAW GUIDE TO SPECIAL EDUCATION LAW will go to the printer within the next couple of weeks.

THE WRIGHTSLAW GUIDE TO SPECIAL EDUCATION LAW includes:
* * The full text of IDEA 97 and the Final IDEA Regs * * * * Section 504 and implementing regulations * * * * FERPA and implementing regulations * * * * Several landmark decisions, including the new Supreme Court ruling in Cedar Rapids v. Garret F * *

As a subscriber to this newsletter, you are entitled to pre-publication discounts on all WRIGHTSLAW publications.
We will post an UPDATE about THE WRIGHTLAW GUIDE TO SPECIAL EDUCATION LAW soon.

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3. SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION

The Special Ed Advocate is a free online newsletter about special education legal issues, cases, tactics and strategy, effective educational methods, and Internet links.

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4. CONTACT INFORMATION

Pete and Pam Wright
c/o The Special Ed Advocate
P. O. Box 1008
Deltaville, VA 23043
Phone: 804-257-0857

Website: http://www.wrightslaw.com
Email: webmaster@wrightslaw.com

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Copyright 1999, Peter W. D. Wright and Pamela Darr Wright. All rights reserved.

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