U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has expressed her
commitment to ensuring that infants, toddlers, children and youth with
disabilities and their families receive support and services they are entitled
to under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Recently, the
Department of Education’s IDEA website, IDEA.ed.gov, which provides information
and resources related to the IDEA 2004 reauthorization, was unavailable due to
a technical malfunction from an external hosting service provider. Once the
IDEA website became functional again, the Secretary directed the Office of
Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) to create a new and
improved IDEA site and include stakeholder input as part of the development
process. The current IDEA.ed.gov site will remain available to users during and
after the development of the new IDEA website.
OSERS is seeking input from users of the IDEA.ed.gov website
as part of our effort to provide updated, easy-to-navigate IDEA resources to
children with disabilities and their families, teachers, administrators,
advocates, and other stakeholders.
To help us facilitate this effort, we ask that you address
the following items in the comment section below:
What are the resources you use most often at IDEA.ed.gov?
- What additional information and/or functionality would you like to see included in the new IDEA site?
- Your title or role/designation (such as student, parent, educator, advocate, counselor, etc.), to help us gain a better understanding of who uses IDEA.ed.gov.
OSERS appreciates your support and suggestions as we
continue efforts to improve our online resources as part of our commitment to
ensure that infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities and their
families have the supports and services guaranteed under the IDEA.
To protect your privacy and the privacy of others, please do
not include personally identifiable information, such as a name of a child or
school personnel, a Social Security number, an address, a phone number or an
email address in the body of your comment. Comments containing the
aforementioned information will not be allowed to remain on this site.
If you have a child-specific complaint or issue, please
contact our customer service line at 202-245-7459.