OSERS launches IDEA website tutorials

WASHINGTON (April 27, 2018) – The Department of Education launched two tutorial videos about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) website April 27.

The videos provide users with an overview of the IDEA site and the statute and regulations page so they can get the most out of the site’s features.

IDEA Website Overview Video

IDEA Website Statute/Regulations Video


OSERS assistant secretary talks special education

WASHINGTON, DC (April 25, 2018) — Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) Assistant Secretary Johnny Collett and the National Center for Learning Disabilities Vice President and Chief Policy and Advocacy Officer Lindsay Jones talked about the March 2017 Supreme Court decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, teacher professional development related to special education, the U.S. Department of Educations’ role, regulatory reform efforts, and more during an April 18 interview.

“OSERS really is unique… one reason is we really get the opportunity to impact across the life of an individual with a disability, so really birth through adulthood including post-secondary opportunities and certainly our goal of competitive integrated employment for individuals,” Collett said. “That opportunity to impact across the life of an individual is just something that’s incredibly unique and really something I am struck by every day.”

Hear more from Assistant Secretary Collett in his recorded video interview, which was part of Understood’s “Chat with an Expert” series.