Implementing IDEA 2004:  
2007 Changes to NYS’ Special Education Laws and Regulations
 
 

Developed by the

Office of Vocational and Educational Services, Special Education, New York State Education Department

July 2007

All Rights Reserved 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Status 
 

 
   
   
 
 
 
 
 
 

10 New Policy Areas  
 

 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 

1.  Referrals for Initial Evaluation

 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 

Referrals when using Rti 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2.  Individual Evaluations and Reevaluations

 
 
 
 
 
 
   
   
 
 
 
 
 
 

60 calendar days to complete evaluation 
 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 

3.  Eligibility Determinations

 
 
 
 
 
 
   
   
 
 
 
 
 
 

Learning Disabilities 
 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 

Are learning problems the result of lack of appropriate instruction in math and reading? 
 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 

Who makes the LD determination? 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

State Criteria for LD 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 

Use of significant discrepancy 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Written report of LD Determination 
 

 
   
   
   
   
 
 
 
 
 
   
   
 
 
 
 
 
 

Response to Intervention 
§100.2(ii) 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

4.  CSE/CPSE Members

 
 
 
 
 
 
   
   
 
 
 
 
 
 

Excusal of members* 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CPSE  
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

5.  IEP Development 
 

Individualized

Education

Program

 
 
 
 
 
 
   
   
 
 
 
 
 
 

Changes to IEP  
after the annual review*
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

IEP Implementation* 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

6.  Continuum of Services

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Consultant teacher and resource room services 
 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 

Integrated Co-Teaching Services 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Preschool special classes 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

7.  Due Process 
 

Prior notice 
 

Procedural safeguards notice 
 

Meeting

notices 
 

Mediation 
 

Impartial

hearings

and appeals 
 

Resolution

sessions 
 

State

complaints 
 

Parent

participation

in meetings 
 

Surrogate

parents 
 

Parent

consent 
 

Confidentiality of personally identifiable information

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Prior written notice 
 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 

Meeting notices 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Procedural Safeguards Notice 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mediation 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Due process complaint notice 
 
 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 

Resolution Process 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Impartial hearings 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

State complaint procedures 
 

 
   
   
   
   
   
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pendency 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Surrogate parents 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

8.  Discipline

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Determining if there is a pattern of removals 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Functional behavioral assessments 
Behavioral intervention plans
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Determining services and setting - students suspended for more than10 school days 
in a school year
 
 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 

Expedited impartial hearings 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

9.  Parentally placed students*

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

District of Location* 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

NYS Resident Students* 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Transition 2007-08* 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Provision of services* 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Due Process* 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Recovering of costs* 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Students who are not NYS residents* 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

10.  Charter Schools*

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Special Education Services*