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

Special Education

Note: 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.

Redacted letter
May 6, 2008
Topic: Special Education

Letter clarifying how the definition of “specially designed instruction” applies to a child's access to the general education curriculum.
MS Word (46KB) | PDF (113KB)

Letter to Ms. Shan Goff
January 30, 2002
Topic: Special Education

Letter clarifying that each State must ensure that any child with a disability who needs speech-language pathology services to benefit from special education receives those services, even if the child does not meet the state's criteria to receive speech-language pathology services as a special education service.
MS Word (46KB) | PDF (113KB)


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