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Final Rule: Delay of Compliance Dates for Disproportionality

On July 3, 2018, the U.S. Department of Education issued a final rule that will delay by two years the date for States to comply with the “Equity in IDEA” or “significant disproportionality” regulations. Set to go into effect on July 1, 2018, implementation of those rules are now delayed until July 1, 2020. In the same final rule, the Department also postponed the date for including children ages 3 through 5 in the analysis of significant disproportionality, with respect to the identification of children as children with disabilities and as children with a particular impairment. The initial implementation deadline was July 1, 2020; the deadline is now two years later: July 1, 2022.

Access the final rule delaying compliance dates, read the analysis of comments and changes, and access key background information.

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PEAL Center Inclusion Resources

PEAL Center logo Inclusion of people with disabilities and special health care needs is part of a larger picture than simple placement in jobs or classrooms with non-disabled peers. It is being included in all aspects of life and participating using one’s abilities in daily activities as a full member of their schools and communities. On the inclusion page of The PEAL Center website, you can find some great resources including a Friendship Toolkit, a Middle School Inclusion Series and many more resources that you may benefit from.  https://pealcenter.org/inclusion/

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The theme of this Buzz is the data of the day, which tell a story of "now" but also help us prepare and plan for where and how to bring our parent voices to bear on shaping the educational and community landscape in which we live.

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Webinar | Introduction to Tool Kits for Board Professional Development for Parent Centers

Nonprofit management is the topic about which Parent Centers across the country most often request technical assistance from their Regional Parent Technical Assistance Centers (RPTACs). This webinar presented an introduction to six (6) toolkits that were developed by and for RPTAC use during site visits to train Parent Center boards to help them meet their responsibilities.

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