Building the Legacy: IDEA 2004

When the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was reauthorized in 2004, many wanted to understand what those changes meant to their lives. The following website has resources for parents, practitioners, and community members to help them understand what is expected of them in the new law.

Welcome to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs’ (OSEP’s) IDEA website.  This site was created to provide a "one-stop shop" for resources related to IDEA and its implementing regulations, released on August 3, 2006. It is a "living" website and will change and grow as resources and information become available. When fully implemented, the site will provide searchable versions of IDEA and the regulations, access to cross-referenced content from other laws (e.g., the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), etc.), video clips on selected topics, topic briefs on selected regulations, links to OSEP's Technical Assistance and Dissemination (TA&D) Network and a Q&A Corner where you can submit questions, and a variety of other information sources. As items are completed and added to this site, we invite you to grow and learn with us as we implement these regulations.  See Building the Legacy: IDEA 2004

Building the Legacy: IDEA 2004. U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. ED/OSERS/OSEP. 2006. Website.

Last Reviewed: December 2009

Last Updated: October 3, 2014