September 3, 2004

In this Issue:

  1. Comment Request - Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Annual Performance Report
      Source: Federal Register: September 2, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 170)
  2. Birth Defects and Development Disabilities Conference Webcast
      Source: AMCHP Updates - September 3, 2004
  3. New ERIC Web Site Opens September 1, 2004
      Source: ERIC News - Sept 1, 2004
  4. 2005 National Smart Start Conference
      Source: www.ncsmartstart.org - August 31, 2004

1. Comment Request - Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Annual Performance Report

Source: Federal Register: September 2, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 170)

The following request for comments from the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services [OSERS] was recently published in the Federal Register:

  • Comment Request; Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Annual Performance Report.

For complete information go to http://www2.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/other/2004-3/090204a.html

2. Birth Defects and Development Disabilities Conference Webcast

Source: AMCHP Updates - September 3, 2004

Plenary sessions from the 2004 National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities Conference are now ready for viewing over the Web at http://www.ncbddd04.org/index.htm [Note: Link checked on 02/20/2009 - this item is no longer available online] . Topics include Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, genomics and disability.

3. New ERIC Web Site Opens September 1, 2004

Source: ERIC News - Sept 1, 2004

The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC), sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education, produces the world's premier database of journal and non-journal education literature. The new ERIC online system, released September 1, 2004, provides the public with a centralized ERIC Web site for searching the ERIC bibliographic database of more than 1.1 million citations going back to 1966. Effective October 1, more than 107,000 full-text non-journal documents (issued 1993-2004), previously available through fee-based services only, will be available for free. For additional information go to http://www.eric.ed.gov/.

4. 2005 National Smart Start Conference

Source: www.ncsmartstart.org - August 31, 2004

The 2005 National Smart Start Conference will be held from January 24-27, 2005 in Greensboro, NC. Keynote speakers will include T. Berry Brazelton, renowned pediatrician and author. For more information and to register online, go to http://www.ncsmartstart.org/ and click on the conference logo.