Breaking News . . . IDEA Webcast May 18th, 2005
- Troy R. Justesen, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office
of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) in the U.S.
Department of Education will present this Web cast on Wednesday, May
18, 2005, from 3:00-4:30pm Eastern; 2:00 Central; 1:00 Mountain;
12:00 Pacific; 11:00 Alaska; 9:00 Hawaii.
As the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special
Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) in the U.S. Department
of Education (DOE), Troy Justesen serves as the principal adviser to
the Assistant Secretary of OSERS on all departmental matters related
to special education and rehabilitative services. Additionally, he
is Deputy Commissioner of DOE's Rehabilitation Services
Before coming to OSERS, Dr. Justesen served as the Associate
Director for Domestic Policy at the White House. He also served as
the Deputy Executive Director of the President's Commission on
Excellence in Special Education and worked for three years as an
Education Policy Analyst with DOE in the Office of Special Education
IDEA 2004 becomes effective July 1, 2005. In this Web cast, Dr.
Justesen will provide an update on the development of the
implementing regulations for IDEA 2004. He will outline the next
steps in the process as well as opportunities for the public to
provide comment. Additionally, he will address some key issues
raised during the comment period to help us understand some key
changes introduced in this latest version of IDEA as well as what
those changes may mean for students, parents, and schools.
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of Education's National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation
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materials on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), accessible
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We hope to see you on Wednesday, May 18, 2005!