Category Archives: IDEA Early Intervention

ED Releases Thirty – Seventh Annual Report to Congress on IDEA

The 37th Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 2015. Section 664(d) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), as reauthorized in 2004, requires that the Department of Education report annually on the progress made … Continue reading

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FY 2016 Omnibus: Increases Proposed for Special and Gifted Education!

The final text of the FY 2016 Omnibus was filed by Congress early this morning. Another short – term continuing resolution will likely be voted on by Congress in the next couple of days followed by the FY 2016 Omnibus. … Continue reading

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CEC Celebrates 40 Years of IDEA: Share Your Reflections

On the 40th anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Council for Exceptional Children reflects on the efforts of children and youth with disabilities, their families, educators, and policymakers who were instrumental in the passage of this … Continue reading

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IDEA 40: Resources for Special Educators

The U.S. Department of Education and Justice released several resources for use by special educators and families during its 40th Anniversary of IDEA celebrations on Tuesday including the: Dear Colleague Letter: Clarification of FAPE and Alignment with State Academic Standards, … Continue reading

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ED Celebrates 40 Years of IDEA

This week there has been a flurry of White House and U.S. Department of Education events recognizing the 40th anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). CEC staff were pleased to join in the recognition of 40 years of … Continue reading

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ED Celebrates IDEA 40th—Live!

The U.S. Department of Education and its Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), invites you to view two special events celebrating the 40th anniversary of the passage of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  When IDEA was … Continue reading

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DEC Position Statement: The Role of Special Instruction In Early Intervention

The Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children recently released guidance for using the DEC Position Statement on the Role of Special Instruction in Early Intervention.  Check out the supplemental resource that provides suggestions on how The … Continue reading

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Tell Congress TODAY to Increase FY 2016 Funding for Special and Gifted Education!

The U.S. Congress voted to raise the budget caps last week thanks to the many advocates including CEC members who contacted their members of Congress. Thank you for your advocacy. Your voice made a difference!  The bill eliminates most of … Continue reading

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The U.S. Department of Education Celebrates 40 years of IDEA

As part of the celebration of 40 years of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), The U.S. Department of Education wants to hear from individuals with disabilities—especially children and youth with disabilities—parents, teachers, researchers and all other IDEA stakeholders … Continue reading

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Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Early Childhood Programs

This week, the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services released a policy statement highlighting the importance of making sure that all young children with disabilities have access to inclusive high-quality early childhood programs. Secretary of Education Arne … Continue reading

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