Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006
|Meeting and Background Information|
The Part B Final Regulations implementing the 2004 reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) were published in the Federal Register on Aug. 14, 2006, and can be accessed on the Department's Web site at www.ed.gov/IDEA.
To provide the public with an overview of the regulations, the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) will be hosting a series of community-based public meetings. These public meetings will serve two major purposes. First, the meetings will provide the public with an opportunity to learn about the major concepts and principle changes in the new regulations. Second, the meetings will serve as a mechanism for the public to learn about and obtain some of the many resources and supports available from OSERS to assist in the implementation of these regulations.
|WHEN:||Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006
Reception: 5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Meeting: 6:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
The Conference Center at
Penn State Great Valley
Each meeting will begin with a reception at which OSERS Assistant Secretary John H. Hager and Office of Special Education Programs Director Alexa Posny will be available to meet with the attendees on an informal basis. The reception will be followed by a presentation about the regulations, which will include a taped welcome from Secretary Margaret Spellings, information about the regulations and the IDEA Web site, as well as an opportunity to ask questions about the regulations and OSERS' implementation plans.
There is no advanced registration for these public meetings, nor any cost. Registration will take place at the door. Interpreters will be available for individuals with hearing impairments.
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|CONTACT:||Tanya Kosinski, 202-245-7407, firstname.lastname@example.org|