Tag Archives: IDEA 2004

What is an IEP “Amendment?”

Published on March 17, 2010 by Jennifer Laviano

Every so often, Congress “reauthorizes” the IDEA.  The most recent was the 2004 Reauthorization, also known as IDEA04, and sometimes IDEIA (the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act).  When the 2004 IDEA came out, there were a number of changes with which I, and many parents’ attorneys and advocates, disagreed.  However, there was one change […]

The “Summary of Performance” of a Student’s Special Needs

Published on June 14, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

When the IDEA was reauthorized by Congress in 2004, a number of changes were made to the statute.  One such change was the creation of the Summary of Performance (“SOP”) for students who have IEPs and are either graduating from high school, or being exited from special education services due to “aging out” of the […]