Disability & Education Laws

_________________________________Alert! Alert!  Because NICHCY’s website will only remain online until September 30, 2014, most of its rich content has moved to a new home, the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), where it can be kept up to date. The new address of Disability & Education Laws at the CPIR is: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/laws/_________________________________April 2012Since the 1960s, there has … [Read more...]

Get a Copy of IDEA

_________________________________Alert! Alert! Because NICHCY’s website will only remain online until September 30, 2014, most of its rich content has moved to a new home, the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), where it can be kept up to date. The new address of Get a Copy of IDEA at the CPIR is:http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/idea-copies/_________________________________September 2010This information in Spanish … [Read more...]

IDEA—the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

 _________________________________Alert! Alert! Because NICHCY’s website will only remain online until September 30, 2014, most of its rich content has moved to a new home, the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), where it can be kept up to date.The new address of IDEA--the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act at the CPIR is: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/idea/_________________________________November 2012In Spanish … [Read more...]

Part B of IDEA: Services for School-Aged Children

September 2010 In Spanish | En español Since the enactment of the original legislation in 1975, children and youth (ages 3-22) receive special education and related services under Part B of IDEA. Part B is so named because it's the second part of the law itself. Its four parts are: Part A - General Provisions Part B - Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities Part C - Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities Part D … [Read more...]

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

_________________________________Alert! Alert! Because NICHCY’s website will only remain online until September 30, 2014, most of its rich content has moved to a new home, the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), where it can be kept up to date. The new address of  this page about the Americans with Disabilities Act at the CPIR is:http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/ada/_________________________________ October 2010 … [Read more...]

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

_________________________________Alert! Alert! Because NICHCY’s website will only remain online until September 30, 2014, most of its rich content has moved to a new home, the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), where it can be kept up to date. The new address of "Section 504" at the CPIR is:http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/section504/_________________________________ Sobre la Sección 504 en español | About … [Read more...]

NCLB | The No Child Left Behind Act

January 2011 The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001, Public Law (P.L.) 107-110, is the nation's general education law. It was passed by Congress and signed into law by the President in 2001. Although it is referred to as NCLB, it actually amends longstanding legislation, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). NCLB has brought sweeping changes to our educational systems. Through this webpage, you can connect with what NCLB requires, … [Read more...]

GINA–the law against genetic discrimination

With genetic testing becoming increasingly pervasive in medical care and our daily lives, three of the most prominent organizations in genetics (the Genetics and Public Policy Center at Johns Hopkins University, the National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics, and Genetic Alliance) have teamed up to produce educational materials about the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), a landmark federal law that protects individuals … [Read more...]

2011 Part C regulations for early intervention!

On September 6, 2011, the U.S. Department of Education released the final regulations for the early intervention program under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). These final regulations will help improve services and outcomes for America's infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. To find the new regulations, download a copy, read them online, find training opportunities, and see the Model Form for the … [Read more...]

Final amendments to FERPA

On December 2, 2011, the U.S. Department of Education published the final amendments to the regulations for implementing the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) in the Federal Register. FERPA is meant to protect the privacy of education records while allowing for the effective use of data. The Federal Register notice can be accessed at: http://federalregister.gov/a/2011-30683   … [Read more...]

NOTICE: NICHCY is going away, but its resources are not. Find hundreds of legacy NICHCY publications, as well as our training curriculum on IDEA 2004, in the Center for Parent Information and Resources' Library at http://www.parentcenterhub.org/resources. This website will remain available until September 30, 2014. After that date, web visitors will be automatically redirected to http://www.parentcenterhub.org.