November 12, 2003

In this Issue:

  1. IDEA Reauthorization Bill Filed on November 3, 2003
      Source: Sharon Walsh, Walsh / Taylor, Inc. - November 5, 2003
  2. Immunization Safety Review: Vaccinations and Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy
      Source: news@nap.edu - November 3, 2003

1. IDEA Reauthorization Bill Filed on November 3, 2003

Source: Sharon Walsh, Walsh / Taylor, Inc. - November 5, 2003

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2003 (S.1248) was reported out of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee on November 3, 2003 and is now waiting to go to the Senate floor for a vote. It has been placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders: Calendar No. 362.

To read the Senate report, a summary of the bill, or the full text of the bill go to http://thomas.loc.gov/cp108/cp108query.html and enter 108-185 as the report number. Slides from the Reauthorization Update presentation given by Sharon Walsh at the 2003 OSEP National Early Childhood Conference are also now available on the NECTAC Web site at http://www.nectac.org/~ppts/OSEP_Reauthorization/index.htm

2. Immunization Safety Review: Vaccinations and Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy

Source: news@nap.edu - November 3, 2003

Immunization Safety Review: Vaccinations and Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy, a new document from the National Academies Press, is now available for free online reading at http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?isbn=0309088860.