The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): Overview of P.L. 108-446

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The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is the main federal
program concerning the education of children with disabilities. It authorizes state and
local aid for special education and related services for children with disabilities and
contains detailed due process protections for children with disabilities and their parents.
On December 3, 2004, President Bush signed “the Individuals with Disabilities
Education Act Improvement Act” (P.L. 108-446), a major reauthorization and revision
of IDEA. The new law preserves the basic structure and civil rights guarantees of IDEA
but also makes significant changes in the law. Most provisions of P.L. 108-446 go into
effect on July 1, 2005. This report will briefly discuss several of the major changes
made by the reauthorization.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: May 5, 2005
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Jones, Nancy L.

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Apling, Richard N.

Specialist in Social Legislation

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: May 5, 2005
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Description:

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is the main federal
program concerning the education of children with disabilities. It authorizes state and
local aid for special education and related services for children with disabilities and
contains detailed due process protections for children with disabilities and their parents.
On December 3, 2004, President Bush signed “the Individuals with Disabilities
Education Act Improvement Act” (P.L. 108-446), a major reauthorization and revision
of IDEA. The new law preserves the basic structure and civil rights guarantees of IDEA
but also makes significant changes in the law. Most provisions of P.L. 108-446 go into
effect on July 1, 2005. This report will briefly discuss several of the major changes
made by the reauthorization.

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