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1997 Re-Authorized Individuals With Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA)

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

 

  • SHORT TITLE — Table of Contents
  • PART A — General Provisions
  • PART B — Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities
  • PART C — Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities
  • PART D — National Activities to Improve Education of Children with Disabilities
  • CHAPTER 1 — Improving Early Intervention, Educational, and Transitional Services and Results for Children with Disabilities through Coordinated Research and Personnel Preparation
  • CHAPTER 2 — Improving Early Intervention, Educational, and Transitional Services and Results for Children with Disabilities through Coordinated Technical Assistance, Support, and Dissemination of Information

 

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the `Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997'.

 

 
TITLE I--AMENDMENTS TO THE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES EDUCATION ACT

 

SEC. 101. AMENDMENTS TO THE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES EDUCATION ACT.

Parts A through D of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. 1400 et seq.) are amended to read as follows:

 

`PART A--GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

`SEC. 601. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS; FINDINGS; PURPOSES.

`(a) SHORT TITLE- This Act may be cited as the `Individuals with Disabilities Education Act'.

`(b) TABLE OF CONTENTS- The table of contents for this Act is as follows:

 

`Part A--General Provisions

`Sec. 601. Short title; table of contents; findings; purposes.

`Sec. 602. Definitions.

`Sec. 603. Office of Special Education Programs.

`Sec. 604. Abrogation of State sovereign immunity.

`Sec. 605. Acquisition of equipment; construction or alteration of facilities.

`Sec. 606. Employment of individuals with disabilities.

`Sec. 607. Requirements for prescribing regulations.

 

`Part B--Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities

`Sec. 611. Authorization; allotment; use of funds; authorization of appropriations.

`Sec. 612. State eligibility.

`Sec. 613. Local educational agency eligibility.

`Sec. 614. Evaluations, eligibility determinations, individualized education programs, and educational placements.

`Sec. 615. Procedural safeguards.

`Sec. 616. Withholding and judicial review.

`Sec. 617. Administration.

`Sec. 618. Program information.

`Sec. 619. Preschool grants.

 

`Part C--Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities

`Sec. 631. Findings and policy.

`Sec. 632. Definitions.

`Sec. 633. General authority.

`Sec. 634. Eligibility.

`Sec. 635. Requirements for statewide system.

`Sec. 636. Individualized family service plan.

`Sec. 637. State application and assurances.

`Sec. 638. Uses of funds.

`Sec. 639. Procedural safeguards.

`Sec. 640. Payor of last resort.

`Sec. 641. State Interagency Coordinating Council.

`Sec. 642. Federal administration.

`Sec. 643. Allocation of funds.

`Sec. 644. Federal Interagency Coordinating Council.

`Sec. 645. Authorization of appropriations.

 

`Part D--National Activities to Improve Education of Children with Disabilities

 

`SUBPART 1--STATE PROGRAM IMPROVEMENT GRANTS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

`Sec. 651. Findings and purpose.

`Sec. 652. Eligibility and collaborative process.

`Sec. 653. Applications.

`Sec. 654. Use of funds.

`Sec. 655. Minimum State grant amounts.

`Sec. 656. Authorization of appropriations.

`SUBPART 2--COORDINATED RESEARCH, PERSONNEL PREPARATION, TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, SUPPORT AND DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION.

`Sec. 661. Administrative provisions.

`CHAPTER 1—Improving Early Intervention, Educational, and Transitional Services and Results for Children with Disabilities through Coordinated Research and Personnel Preparation

`Sec. 671. Findings and purpose.

`Sec. 672. Research and innovation to improve services and results for children with disabilities.

`Sec. 673. Personnel preparation to improve services and results for children with disabilities.

`Sec. 674. Studies and evaluations.

`CHAPTER 2—Improving Early Intervention, Educational, and Transitional Services and Results for Children With Disabilities Through Coordinated Technical Assistance, Support, and Dissemination of Information

`Sec. 681. Findings and Purposes.

`Sec. 682. Parent Training and Information Centers.

`Sec. 683. Community Parent Resource Centers.

`Sec. 684. Technical Assistance for Parent Training and Information Centers.

`Sec. 685. Coordinated technical assistance and dissemination.

`Sec. 686. Authorization of Appropriations.

`Sec. 687. Technology development, demonstration, and utilization; and media services.

 

               TITLE II--MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

`Sec. 201. Effective Dates.

`Sec. 202. Transition.

`Sec. 203. Repealers

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