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U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans

Welcome to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs’ (OSEP’s) IDEA website.

This site was created to provide a "one-stop shop" for resources related to IDEA and its implementing regulations, released on August 3, 2006. The site provides searchable versions of IDEA and the regulations, access to cross-referenced content from other laws (e.g., the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), etc.), video clips on selected topics, topic briefs (relevant regulations) on selected topics, links to OSEP’s Technical Assistance and Dissemination (TA&D) Network and a Q&A Corner where you can submit questions, and a variety of other information sources. This is a "living" website and will change and grow as resources and information are added. We invite you to grow and learn with us as we implement IDEA 2004 and its implementing regulations. Welcome!


Regulations released August 3, 2006
On August 3, Secretary Spellings announced the release of the final regulations implementing Part B of IDEA 2004. In front of a large and diverse audience, the Secretary reiterated her mission to ensure that no child is left behind, including children with disabilities. OSEP is delighted to move beyond getting the regulations approved to implementing them!

Upcoming Events

OSEP Leadership Conference - Aug 28-30
OSEP's Leadership conference will be August 28-30, 2006 in Washington, DC