SSA’s final rules for evaluating endocrine disorders in children and adults

The Social Security Administration published final rules for evaluating endocrine disorders in the Federal Register on April 8, 2011.  These are the rules that will be used to evaluate endocrine disorders in both adults and children who apply for, or receive, Social Security disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income payments based on disability. These rules will be effective on June 8, 2011, and will remain effective for 5 years, unless … [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...]

Education and Disability Law Articles

As of February 2013Journal Articles on Special Education LawThis section of NICHCY’s website is devoted to bringing you full-length articles on special education and disability law from peer-reviewed journals. We've categorized them below primarily by their area of emphasis. Pick from among articles on:Section 504IDEAState lawsOther topicsBack to top  Section 504Top five Section 504 errors redux. ELA Notes 48(2), 14-15. Zirkel, P. A. (2013) | new!Does … [Read more...]

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