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OSEP Seeks Family Input for Long-Range Planning (survey due 11/4)

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    REQUEST FOR YOUR INPUT The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is preparing a long-range plan for national activities to
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 31, 2005

      The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is preparing a long-range plan for national activities to support individuals with disabilities and their families. The Study Group Inc. and the American Institutes for Research are assisting OSEP with its planning. We are seeking your input to inform the development of future OSEP efforts. In order to reach and engage stakeholders in a variety of roles and settings, OSEP is collaborating with the IDEA Partnership for a targeted distribution of the IDEA partners and communities of practice. In this way, we hope to use established networks to enhance the distribution and stimulate an active response from policymakers, administrations, and families and youth.

      Please review the following information about the comprehensive planning process and then go to http://www.edoceon.com/anonymouslogin.asp?itrId=72 to provide your input. It should take about 10 minutes. Please respond by November 4, 2005. All responses are anonymous. Thank you for your participation and support.

      U.S. Department of Education?s Long-Range Comprehensive Plan for Part D National Activities Under The Individual?s with Disabilities Education Act of 2004

      Section 681 of the Individual?s with Disabilities Act of 2004 (IDEA ?04) requires that the U.S. Department of Education (ED) develop and implement a comprehensive plan for national activities authorized under subparts 2 and 3 of Part D of IDEA ?04. The purpose of the plan is to ensure that the activities funded under Part D further the long-term program goals of subparts 2 and 3 and benefit children of all ages with the full range of disabilities.

      Subpart 2 authorizes a range of national activities including: personnel preparation, technical assistance, model demonstration projects, and dissemination of information. Subpart 3 supports: training, technical assistance and dissemination of information for children with disabilities, parents, and personnel, and research and application of technology and media. The purpose of both subparts is to improve early intervention, education, transitional outcomes for children with disabilities and their families, as well as State education (SEA) and local education agency (SEA) systems for children with disabilities.

      To assist in the development of the plan OSEP established a Workgroup comprised of approximately 40 individuals from within and outside the U.S. Department of Education. The Workgroup met in early October to critique and review seven cross-cutting program outcomes identified by OSEP. The Workgroup, though a series of discussions, identified five priority investment directions or strategies that OSEP could employ in attaining the described outcome. We are interested in obtaining your reaction to these priority investment directions or strategies. Please complete the survey by November 4, 2005.
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