Dialogue Guides
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

Secondary Transition