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What You Need to Know

The IDEA 2004 and the IDEA 2006
Regulations Webcast

A clear understanding of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), as amended in 2004, and the implementing regulations are the foundation of providing services to students with disabilities. This training should assist local education agencies in delivering quality services, improving academic results, and increasing economic self-sufficiency for students with disabilities.

Part I
The IDEA 2004 and the IDEA 2006 Regulations: What You Need To Know
Mary Hudler, Director, Special Education Division, introduces the training and the presenter. Art Cernosia, Esq., introduces the training covering the new elements of IDEA's current statutory and regulatory requirements, addressing the background for the current relevant case law, with attention to the unique differences in California law.
Part II
Child Find Requirements
Describes requirements for locating and identifying children in need of special education services; and new law concerning which agency is responsible for child find.
Part III
Evaluation, Assessment, and Consent
Discusses the requirements for consent, assessment, re-assessment, and timelines.
Part IV
Eligibility, and Response to Intervention
Highlights the three eligibility standards, criteria for eligibility, and options under RtI.
Part V
Free Appropriate Public Education/Individualized Education Program
Describes FAPE, the basic requirements of IEP development, team membership, levels of performance, contents, related services, accommodations, and implementation issues.
Part VI
Placement Issues and Least Restrictive Environment
Covers unilateral and private school placements, proportional funding, and Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) issues.
Part VII
Behavior/Discipline Issues
Highlights behavior assessments/behavior intervention plans, manifestation determination, short, interim, and long term alternative educational placements, suspension and the requirement to provide services.
Procedural Safeguards
Describes written notice, informed consent, complaints, notice of procedural safeguards, mediation, the new resolution meetings before due process hearings, attorney's fees.
Part IX
Personnel Issues
Covers NCLB highly qualified teacher standards as applied to special education core subject teachers and requirements of specialists and paraprofessional personnel.

Art Cernosia, Esq., a noted expert in federal special education law and regulations, will illuminate the viewer's knowledge and application of IDEA through meaningful and relevant discussions.

This training covers the core elements of current statutory and regulatory requirements while addressing the relevant case law with attention to the unique California differences.

During the training event, Webcast participants submitted questions. Selected questions were answered at the end of each topic and are included in the archived videostreams.

Funds for this project come in part from federal funds awarded as a State Program Improvement Grant to California (CFDA 84.323A) allowed in Part D of the Public Law 108-446, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).