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The Disability Law Resource Project (DLRP) at ILRU for a Web cast on IDEA 2004


IDEA 2004 is most current version of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act, the nation's law that works to improve results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities.

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, April 6, 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 Administration (RSA).

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 Programs.

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.

Please submit questions for the presenter ahead of time to webcast@ilru.org.

To link to this Web cast and download accompanying materials visit:

For instructions on how to access a Web cast visit:

Please visit this site ahead of time to test and ensure your computer is configured and updated to participate in the Web cast.

For technical assistance, please check out our FAQs (frequently asked questions) at: http://www.ilru.org/online/FAQ.html or contact a Web cast
team member at webcast@ilru.org or 713/520-0232 (v/tty).

This Web cast is supported through the Disability Law Resource Project (DLRP), a program of ILRU at TIRR in Houston, Texas. DLRP (www.dlrp.org) is one of ten Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers (DBTACs) funded by the U.S. Department of Education's National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) to provide training, technical assistance and materials on the Americans with Disabilities Act
(ADA), accessible information technology and other disability-related laws.

The opinions and views expressed in the Web cast are those of the presenters and no endorsement by the funding agency should be inferred.

We hope to see you on Wednesday, April 6, 2005!

ILRU is a program of TIRR (The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research), a nationally recognized medical rehabilitation facility for persons with disabilities in Houston. http://www.tirr.org

Disability Law Resource Project at ILRU
(one of ten Regional Disability and Business
Technical Assistance Centers)
2323 S. Shepherd, Suite 1000
Houston, TX  77019
713.520.0232 (v/TTY)
713.520.5785 (fax)
Worldwide Web Site:  http://www.ilru.org and http://www.dlrp.org

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...Sondra Williams

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