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Transition Activities in OSERS, 2013 (MS Word) (Sep 03, 2013)
Transition Activities in OSERS describes past, present and upcoming OSERS transition activities, such as projects supporting youths with disabilities served by state agencies, written products offering technical assistance and OSERS-sponsored conferences facilitating the exchange of information among transition partners. (MS Word)
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Non-Regulatory Q and A Guidance on the IDEA Part B Regulations Regarding Parental Consent for the Use of Public Benefits or Insurance to Pay for Services under the IDEA, Issued February 14, 2013, and Effective March 18, 2013. (MS Word) (Feb 12, 2013)
Non-Regulatory Q and A Guidance on the IDEA Part B Regulations Regarding Parental Consent for the Use of Public Benefits or Insurance to Pay for Services under the IDEA, Issued February 14, 2013, and Effective March 18, 2013. (MS Word)
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Restraint and Seclusion: Resource Document (MS Word) (May 15, 2012)
Restraint and Seclusion: Resource Document (MS Word)
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Transition Activities in OSERS (MS Word) (Dec 12, 2011)
Transition Activities in OSERS describes past, present and upcoming OSERS transition activities, such as projects supporting youths with disabilities served by state agencies, written products offering technical assistance and OSERS-sponsored conferences facilitating the exchange of information among transition partners. (MS Word)
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Hungate letter dated 01/05/11 re: LRE (ms word) (Oct 27, 2011)
Policy correspondence interpreting IDEA or the regulations that implement IDEA
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Mahaley letter dated 03/02/11 re: LRE (ms word) (Oct 27, 2011)
Policy correspondence interpreting IDEA or the regulations that implement IDEA
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Hutton East letter dated 02/09/11 re: Part C Transition (ms word) (Oct 27, 2011)
Policy correspondence interpreting IDEA or the regulations that implement IDEA
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Hungate letter dated 01/05/11 re: LRE (ms word) (Oct 27, 2011)
Policy correspondence interpreting IDEA or the regulations that implement IDEA
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Gill letter dated 01/06/11 re: LRE (ms word) (Oct 27, 2011)
Policy correspondence interpreting IDEA or the regulations that implement IDEA
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Cort letter dated 01/05/11 re: LRE (ms word) (Oct 27, 2011)
Policy correspondence interpreting IDEA or the regulations that implement IDEA
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Autin letter dated 03/07/11 re: LRE (ms word) (Oct 27, 2011)
Policy correspondence interpreting IDEA or the regulations that implement IDEA
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Zirkel letter dated 01/06/11 re: LRE (ms word) (Oct 27, 2011)
Policy correspondence interpreting IDEA or the regulations that implement IDEA
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Redacted letter dated 01/24/11 re: LRE (ms word) (Oct 27, 2011)
Policy correspondence interpreting IDEA or the regulations that implement IDEA
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Redacted letter dated 01/19/11 re: IEE (ms word) (Oct 27, 2011)
Policy correspondence interpreting IDEA or the regulations that implement IDEA
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Creating Equitable Opportunities for Children and Youth with Disabilities to Access Physical Education and Extracurricular Athletics. (MS Word) (Aug 26, 2011)
Creating Equitable Opportunities for Children and Youth with Disabilities to Access Physical Education and Extracurricular Athletics. (MS Word)
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Part B IDEA Maintenance of Effort (MOE) Guidance for States on the Education Jobs Fund Program (MS Word) (Jun 01, 2011)
The Office of Special Education Programs issues this guidance on the Part B IDEA Maintenance of Effort (MOE) guidance for states on the Education Jobs Fund Program. (MS Word)
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Questions and Answers on the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS) (MS Word). (Aug 17, 2010)
OSERS issues this Q&A document to provide states, state educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), and other interested parties with information to facilitate adoption of the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS) and coordination with the National Instructional Materials Access Center (NIMAC), a national repository for NIMAS files received from publishers, SEAs, and LEAs. (MS Word)
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Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities - Technical Assistance Workshop Presentation - 2 (MS Word) (Jul 26, 2010)
This page provides a second technical assistance workshop presentation for prospective applicants under the Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSID) program. (MS Word)
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Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities - Technical Assistance Workshop Presentation (MS Word) (Jul 23, 2010)
This page provides a technical assistance workshop presentation for prospective applicants under the Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSID) program. (MS Word)
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Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities - FAQs and Other Information for Potential Applicants (MS Word) (Jul 22, 2010)
This page provides FAQs and other information of interest to prospective applicants under the Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSID) program. (MS Word)
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Process and Criteria Used to Evaluate a Request by States to Waive Maintenance of Effort (MOE) Requirements under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) (MS Word) (Jun 17, 2010)
Process and Criteria Used to Evaluate a Request by States to Waive Maintenance of Effort (MOE) Requirements under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). (MS Word)
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Questions and Answers on Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), Evaluations, and Reevaluations. (MS Word) (Jun 17, 2010)
Questions and Answers on Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), Evaluations, and Reevaluations. OSERS issues this Q&A document to provide States, State educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), parents, and other stakeholders with information regarding the IDEA requirements relating to individualized education programs (IEPs), evaluations, and reevaluations. (MS Word)
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Seclusions and Restraint Statutes, Regulations, Policies and Guidance -- State and Territory Summary (MS Word) (Feb 20, 2010)
A summary of state and territorial seclusions and restraint statutes, regulations, policies and guidance. (MS Word)
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State Plan For Independent Living (SPIL) Instructions (MS Word) (Jan 20, 2010)
Instructions for completing the State Plan For Independent Living (SPIL) - Chapter 1, Title VII of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as Amended - State Independent Living Services (SILS) Program Part B; Centers for Independent Living (CIL) Program Part C; (MS Word)
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State Plan For Independent Living (SPIL) Instrument (MS Word) (Jan 20, 2010)
Instructions for completing the State Plan For Independent Living (SPIL) - Chapter 1, Title VII of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as Amended - State Independent Living Services (SILS) Program Part B; Centers for Independent Living (CIL) Program Part C; (MS Word)
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Hutton letter dated 06/19/09 re: Early Intervention Services (MS Word) (Dec 14, 2009)
Policy correspondence interpreting IDEA or the regulations that implement IDEA. (MS Word)
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Torres letter dated 04/07/09 re: Evaluations, Parental Consent, and Reevaluations (MS Word) (Dec 14, 2009)
Policy correspondence interpreting IDEA or the regulations that implement IDEA
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Yepa letter dated 06/30/09 re: Use of Amounts by Secretary of the Interior (MS Word) (Dec 14, 2009)
Policy correspondence interpreting IDEA or the regulations that implement IDEA
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Questions and Answers on Providing Services to Children with Disabilities during an H1N1 Outbreak (Dec 04, 2009)
Questions and Answers on Providing Services to Children with Disabilities during an H1N1 Outbreak This Q&A document represents the Department's current thinking on this topic. It does not create or confer any rights for or on any person. This guidance does not impose any requirements beyond those required under applicable law and regulations. (MS Word)
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Memorandum on Maintenance of State Financial Support under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (MS Word) (Dec 02, 2009)
ED/OSERS/OSEP Memorandum on Maintenance of State Financial Support under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. (MS Word)
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Questions and Answers on Disproportionality (MS Word) (Jun 01, 2009)
OSERS issues this Q&A document to provide States, State educational agencies (SEAs), and local educational agencies (LEAs) with information regarding the IDEA requirements relating to disproportionality determinations. This Q&A document represents the Department's current thinking on this topic. It does not create or confer any rights for or on any person. This guidance does not impose any requirements beyond those required under applicable law and regulations. (MS Word)
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Questions and Answers on Discipline Procedures (MS Word) (Jun 01, 2009)
OSERS issues this Q&A document to provide guidance on discipline policies enacted for school-age students to personnel in State educational agencies (SEAs) and local educational agencies (LEAs), and families. This Q&A document represents the Department's current thinking on this topic. It does not create or confer any rights for or on any person. This guidance does not impose any requirements beyond those required under applicable law and regulations. (MS Word)
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Questions and Answers on Procedural Safeguards and Due Process Procedures For Parents and Children with Disabilities (MS Word) (Jun 01, 2009)
OSERS issues this Q&A document to provide parents, parent training and information centers, school personnel, State educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), advocacy organizations, and other interested parties with information to facilitate appropriate implementation of the IDEA due process procedures. This Q&A document represents the Department's current thinking on this topic. It does not create or confer any rights for or on any person. (MS Word)
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Questions and Answers on Monitoring, Technical Assistance and Enforcement (MS Word) (Jun 01, 2009)
OSERS issues this Q&A document to provide States, State educational agencies (SEAs), and local educational agencies (LEAs) with information regarding the IDEA requirements relating to monitoring, technical assistance, and enforcement. This Q&A document represents the Department's current thinking on this topic. It does not create or confer any rights for or on any person. (MS Word)
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Questions and Answers on Secondary Transition (MS Word) (Jun 01, 2009)
OSERS issues this Q&A document to provide State educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), parents, advocacy organizations, and other interested parties with information regarding secondary transition for students with disabilities. This Q&A document represents the Department's current thinking on this topic. It does not create or confer any rights for or on any person. This guidance does not impose any requirements beyond those required under applicable law and regulations. (Word)
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RedactedA letter dated 07/01/08 re: State Educational Agency General Supervisory Authority (ms word) (Feb 25, 2009)
Policy correspondence interpreting IDEA or the regulations that implement IDEA
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RedactedB letter dated 07/09/08 re: State Educational Agency General Supervisory Authority (ms word) (Feb 25, 2009)
Policy correspondence interpreting IDEA or the regulations that implement IDEA
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Suroviec letter dated 07/09/08 re: State Educational Agency General Supervisory Authority (ms word) (Feb 25, 2009)
Policy correspondence interpreting IDEA or the regulations that implement IDEA
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Zimring letter dated 07/01/08 re: State Educational Agency General Supervisory Authority (ms word) (Feb 25, 2009)
Policy correspondence interpreting IDEA or the regulations that implement IDEA
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Frank letter dated 07/09/08 re: Least Restrictive Environment (MS Word) (Feb 25, 2009)
Policy correspondence interpreting IDEA or the regulations that implement IDEA. (MS Word)
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Dickson letter dated 07/01/08 re: Early Intervention Services (ms word) (Feb 25, 2009)
Policy correspondence interpreting IDEA or the regulations that implement IDEA
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Frank letter dated 07/09/08 re: Least Restrictive Environment (ms word) (Feb 25, 2009)
Policy correspondence interpreting IDEA or the regulations that implement IDEA
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Jones letter dated 08/07/08 re: State Educational Agency General Supervisory Authority (ms word) (Feb 25, 2009)
Policy correspondence interpreting IDEA or the regulations that implement IDEA
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Kinney letter dated 07/23/08 re: Obligations Related to and Methods of Ensuring Services (ms word) (Feb 25, 2009)
Policy correspondence interpreting IDEA or the regulations that implement IDEA
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Lieberman letter dated 08/15/08 re: Prior Written Notice (ms word) (Feb 25, 2009)
Policy correspondence interpreting IDEA or the regulations that implement IDEA
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OSEP Memorandum 05-06; Procedures for Receiving a Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2009 Grant Award Under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) (MS Word) (Feb 04, 2009)
OSEP Memorandum outlining the procedures for receiving FFY 2009 Grant Award under Part C of IDEA. (MS Word)
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Preprint for State Plan for Vocational Rehabilitation Services and the State Plan Supplement for Supported Employment Services (MS Word) (Jan 09, 2009)
State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agencies are required to submit a State Plan describing the manner in which they administer the VR and Supported Employment programs in their states. (MS Word)
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Guidance for Development and Submittal of the State Plan for Vocational Rehabilitation Services and the State Plan Supplement for Supported Employment Services OMB NUMBER: 1820-0500 (MS Word) (Jan 09, 2009)
State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agencies are required to submit a State Plan describing the manner in which they administrer the VR and Supported Employment programs in their states.
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OSEP Memorandum 09-05; Procedures for Receiving a Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2008 Grant Award Under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) (MS Word) (Dec 29, 2008)
OSEP Memorandum outlining the procedures for receiving FFY 2009 Grant Award under Part B of IDEA. (MS Word)
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Anderson letter dated 04/22/08 re: Child Find (MS Word) (Nov 13, 2008)
Policy correspondence interpreting IDEA or the regulations that implement IDEA
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