IDEA 2004 FINAL Regulations Pertaining to Deaf Education
While several months overdue, the final regulations for the 2004 Reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (actually passed by Congress as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act) were posted on the Federal Register August 14, 2006. A number of changes will impact children with hearing loss, most notable being a clarification of the responsibilities of school districts for managing cochlear implants and the addition of interpreting as a related service. Other areas for parents to watch are discussed within.
We have developed a summary sheet that includes the most relevant language from the regulations, including the citations, with the new additions and changes highlighted. We suggest you put this in a plastic protection sleeve and keep it as a handy reference!
We have two versions here. One with the areas highlighted that represent the areas that have changed form 97 regs. and a version with no highlighting.
[ Download 2004 Final Regulations ] pdf
[ Download 2004 Final Regs w/ Highlighted changes] pdf