Dialogue Guides are models for conducting interactive discussions across stakeholders in States and districts around implementation of IDEA 2004. The dialogue starters for each topic were written in a collaborative cross-stakeholder process by representatives of national organizations affiliated with IDEA Partnership. These stakeholder organizations represent families, teachers, related service providers, administrators, and policymakers.
At the end of each dialogue guide you will find a list of the roles and locations of the collaborators who worked together to develop the guide. The stakeholder organizations have also created a Facilitator's Dialogue Guide to help you organize and conduct dialogue.
Select the regulatory topic brief for IDEA 2004 that you want to explore. Each topic brief contains a number of provisions. Provisions that appear in blue have been identified by the stakeholders as key provisions.
Click here for the Dialogue Guide Facilitator's Handbook.
Click on the title below to open your selected document:
Alignment with the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act
Changes in Initial Evaluation and Reevaluation
Children Enrolled By Their Parents In Private Schools
Disproportionality and Overidentification
Early Intervening Services
Highly Qualified Teachers
Identification of Specific Learning Disabilities
Individualized Education Program (IEP)
Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team Meetings and Changes to the IEP
National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS)
Procedural Safeguards: Mediation
Procedural Safeguards: Resolution Meetings And Due Process Hearings
Procedural Safeguards: Surrogate Parents, Notice And Parental Consent