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May 26, 2006

February, 2005

Public Meetings on IDEA 2004--Share Your Perspectives

The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), at the U.S. Department of Education, is holding a series of public meetings to seek input and suggestions for developing regulations based on the new law, The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act ‘2004 (IDEA 2004). The schedule for the meetings is:

#2: Columbus, OH, Thursday, February 3, 2005
From 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM and from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Address: Ohio State University, School of Education, 384 Arps Hall, 1945 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43210.

#3, Boston, MA, Monday, February 7, 2005
From 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM and from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Sheraton Boston Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. Address: Sheraton Boston Hotel, Prudential Center, 39 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02199.

#4, San Diego, CA, Friday, February 11, 2005
From 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM and from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Lindbergh Schweitzer Elementary School in San Diego, California. Address: San Diego City Schools, Lindbergh Schweitzer Elementary School, Schweitzer Campus, 6911 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA 92111.

#5, Atlanta, GA, Tuesday, February 15, 2005
From 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM and from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Frederick Douglass High School in Atlanta, Georgia. Address: Atlanta Public Schools, Frederick Douglass High School, 225 Hamilton E. Holmes Drive, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318.

#6, Laramie, WY, Friday, February 18, 2005
From 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM and from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the University of Wyoming. Address: University of Wyoming at Laramie, Wyoming Union, 2nd Floor, Laramie, WY 82071.

#7, Washington, DC, Thursday, February 24, 2005
From 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM and from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Academy for Educational Development. Address: Academy for Educational Development, Academy Hall, 1825 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009.
Individuals can register to comment at the door on a first-come first-served basis. Registered individuals will have two to five minutes to comment, depending upon the number of individuals registered. OSERS' intent is to ensure that all who wish to provide public comment have the opportunity to do so.

Individuals can provide oral and written comments at the meetings; written comments that accompany oral remarks are optional.

Written comments or suggestions can also be submitted electronically to or mailed to Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Potomac Center Plaza, Room 5126, Washington, D.C., 20202-2641 by February 28, 2005.

Questions can be directed to OSERS’ main number, 202.245.7468, or, if a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) is needed, individuals may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1.800.877.8339.

A second series of meetings will be held in the spring and summer of 2005 to provide the public an opportunity to comment on proposed regulations developed to implement the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA). Exact cities and locations will be announced as that information becomes available.

NASET thanks the National Dissemination Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities for providing the information for this News Alert

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