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IDEA-B Regulations and Policies

The federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) establishes a free appropriate public education for all students with disabilities, in the least restrictive environment, and was last reauthorized in 2004. PDE provides technical assistance and training through the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN) and Intermediate Units regarding IDEA requirements for a variety of stakeholders. More information about IDEA is available on the U.S. Department of Education’s Individuals with Disabilities Education Act webpage. Additional resources are below.

IDEA-B Policies and Procedures

IDEA-B Grant Application

The proposed annual State grant application under Part B of IDEA for federal fiscal year 2019 will be available for public comment on February 18, 2019.

Equitable Participation

The following links will provide the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act regulatory language relative to Equitable Participation services for parentally placed private school students with disabilities; a question and answer document developed by the Bureau of Special Education clarifying frequently asked questions and a PowerPoint presentation regarding Equitable Participation.