IDEA Practices Toolkit
The toolkit, available free of charge from CAPE, was developed to help parents, private school officials, and public school officials understand the provisions of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that relate to children with disabilities who have been placed by their parents in private schools. Reviewed and funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the toolkit offers examples of effective practices, ideas for enhancing cooperation between the public and private sectors, and practical resources for delivering services under IDEA to children in private schools.
Advisory: When the toolkit went to press (July 2003), the U.S. House of Representatives had approved legislation to reauthorize the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act and the Senate was taking up its own version of the legislation. The House bill included significant changes in provisions relating to IDEA services to children placed by their parents in private schools, and those changes or others may make their way into the final law. To keep the toolkit up to date, any changes in the law, regulations, and U.S. Department of Education guidance relating to services for parentally placed children in private schools will be posted on the Toolkit Update Page of CAPE's Web site.
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