Final Regulations

Published Notices of IDEA Regulations (2006-current)

Agencies write Federal regulations to implement and enforce the statutes passed by Congress.

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Periodically, the department issues new or revised regulations to address the implementation and interpretation of the IDEA.

Whenever the department proposes new or revised regulations, it publishes a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register and the public has an opportunity to submit written comments.

In each Notice of Final Regulations, also published in the Federal Register, the department analyzes and responds to the public’s comments in the section titled “Analysis of Comments and Changes.”

The following list includes each Notice of Final Regulations published since the IDEA statute’s last reauthorization Dec. 3, 2004, as well as:

  • A summary of the changes;
  • The effective date of the changes;
  • The “Analysis of Comments and Changes;” and
  • The revised regulations.
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2018

July 3, 2018 (83 FR 31306)

**On May 22, 2019, the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services posted the following to the department’s site:

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2017

July 11, 2017 (82 FR 31910)

Changes effective Aug. 10, 2017

  • Reflects changes made to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act by Rosa’s Law, which... Read More

June 30, 2017 (82 FR 29755)

Changes effective June 30, 2017

  • Implement Parts B and C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

These... Read More


2016

Dec. 19, 2016 (81 Fr 92376)

**On May 22, 2019, the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services posted the following to the department’s site:


2015

Aug. 21, 2015 (80 FR 50773)

Changes effective Sept. 21, 2015

  • Govern Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965,... Read More

April 28, 2015 (80 FR 23644)

Changes effective July 1, 2015

  • Amends Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act governing the Assistance to... Read More

2013

Feb. 14, 2013 (78 FR 10525)

Changes effective March 18, 2013

  • Final regulations for Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act governing the... Read More

2011

Sept. 28, 2011 (76 FR 60140)

Changes effective Oct. 28, 2011

  • Govern the Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities
  • Reflect changes made... Read More

2008

Dec. 1, 2008 (73 FR 73006)

Changes effective Dec. 31, 2008

  • Govern the Assistance to States for the Education of Children with Disabilities Program and... Read More

2007

April 9, 2007 (72 FR 17748)

Changes effective May 9, 2007

  • Govern programs administered under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of... Read More

2006

Aug. 14, 2006 (71 FR 46540)

Changes effective Oct. 13, 2006

  • Govern the Assistance to States for Education of Children with Disabilities Program and the... Read More