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Monday, June 12, 2017

U.S. Dept of Education’s "Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)" website

Long live the new federal portal for Individuals with Disabilities Education Act information.

Back in January, 2017 a technical glitch took down the website that hosted the text of the IDEA and other special education resources, prompting a wave of concern among some in the special education community and even some lawmakers.

The disappearance of the website did not affect the 1975 law itself—the only entity that can make changes to the law is Congress. The homepage introduction offers the following introduction.
"Welcome to the U.S. Department of Education’s Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) website, which brings together IDEA information and resources from the Department and our grantees.Whether you are a student, parent, educator, service provider, or grantee, you are here because you care about children with disabilities and their families and want to find information and explore resources on infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities."
Please explore the options, resources (hopefully), and Q & A section at: https://sites.ed.gov/idea/

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