Improving Systems, Practices and Outcomes

OSEP's IDEA 2004 Topical Web Pages

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has published the following series of topical Web pages related to major changes in the IDEA 2004 statute and regulations. These pages include topical briefs, video clips, links to related sections of the statute and regulations, links to training materials from NICHCY's Building the Legacy Training Curriculum on IDEA 2004 (2010), and more.

Previously published topic briefs from OSEP that have have not yet been updated are also included below. These will be removed as newer versions become available on the topical pages.

Note: This topic brief is based on the statute. It will updated to reflect changes in the regulations in the near future.

Links on this site are verified monthly. This page content was last updated on 4/20/2011 CF

Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center

  • CB 8040
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8040
  • phone: 919.962.2001
  • fax: 919.966.7463
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The ECTA Center is a program of the FPG Child Development Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, funded through cooperative agreement number H326P120002 from the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education. Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent the Department of Education's position or policy.

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