Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA 2004)
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act
Public Law 108- 446: IDEA 2004
President Bush signed the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (Public Law 108- 446: IDEA 2004) on December 3, 2004. This law promotes accountability for results, enhances parent involvement, uses proven practices and materials, provides more flexibility, and reduces paperwork burdens for teachers, states and local school districts. Many sections of the new law took effect on July 1, 2005. The regulations took effect on October 13, 2006.
The law is organized into four parts: Part A: Administration; Part B: school age and preschool programs for children with disabilities; Part C: birth to 3 years –infants and toddlers; and Part D: national studies, technical assistance investments, personnel preparation investments, and research investments.
The following pages are available on IDEA 2004:
- IDEA 2004: The Statute
- IDEA 2004: Regulations
- IDEA 2004: Policy & Guidance
- IDEA 2004: Fact Sheets, Guides, and Tool Kits
- IDEA 2004: Reports on IDEA 2004
Each of the following sections of IDEA 2004 contain resources and important links: