OSEP Policy Documents Regarding the Education of Infants, Toddlers, Children and Youth with Disabilities


Disclaimer: Letters issued prior to December 3, 2004, may not be consistent with the IDEA, as revised by P.L. 108-446. Letters issued prior to August 14, 2006 may not be consistent with the final regulations for Part B published on that date at 71 Federal Register 46540. Readers are advised to consult with the current statute and final regulations.

Section 607 Reports as published in the Federal Register.

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Letter to The Honorable Maurice Hinchey
August 30, 2004
Topic: Captioning
Letter regarding the Department's decision to use IDEA funds to support captioning and video description only for programming that clearly fits within the ''educational, informational, and news'' categories.
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January 14, 2004
Topic: Captioning
Letter regarding the types of programming that could be captioned using IDEA funds.
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Letter to The Honorable John Boehner
August 8, 2002
Topic: Captioning
Letter generally describing the process by which grant awards are made under the IDEA to provide support for the captioning of educational, news, and informational television, videos, and materials.
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