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30th Anniversary! Part C | Section 619

IDEA Part C | Section 619 30th Anniversary Early Intervention Early Childhood Special Education #babyIDEAis30

October 2016 marked the 30th Anniversary of the passage of Public Law 99-457, which established Part C and mandated Part B, Section 619 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). These programs have played a critical role in improving results and upholding the rights of infants, toddlers, and preschool children with disabilities and their families.

Throughout the week of October 3-7, 2016, OSEP showcased perspectives from researchers, families, practitioners, and individuals who participated in early childhood services through Part C and Part B, Section 619 Preschool. The week culminated in OSEP's Early Childhood IDEA Google Hangout on 10/7/16, which looked at how the law has impacted the field.

Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center

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  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8040
  • phone: 919.962.2001
  • fax: 919.966.7463
  • email: ectacenter@unc.edu

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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