[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 6 (Thursday, January 9, 2014)]
[Pages 1642-1643]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-00171]



List of Correspondence From April 1, 2013, Through June 30, 2013

AGENCY: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; 
Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Secretary is publishing the following list of 
correspondence from the U.S. Department of Education (Department) to 
individuals during the previous quarter. The correspondence describes 
the Department's interpretations of the Individuals with Disabilities 
Education Act (IDEA) or the regulations that implement the IDEA. This 
list and the letters or other documents described in this list, with 
personally identifiable information redacted, as appropriate, can be 
found at: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/idea/index.html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jessica Spataro or Mary Louise 
Dirrigl. Telephone: (202) 245-7605.
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text 
telephone (TTY), you can call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll 
free, at 1-800-877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities can obtain a copy of this list and 
the letters or other documents described in this list in an accessible 
format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or compact disc) by 
contacting Jessica Spataro or Mary Louise Dirrigl at (202) 245-7605.

    The following list identifies correspondence from the Department 
issued from April 1, 2013, through June 30, 2013. Under section 607(f) 
of the IDEA, the Secretary is required to publish this list quarterly 
in the Federal Register. The list includes those letters that contain 
interpretations of the requirements of the IDEA and its implementing 
regulations, and it may also include letters and other documents that 
the Department believes will assist the public in understanding the 
requirements of the law. The list identifies the date and topic of each 
letter, and it provides summary

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information, as appropriate. To protect the privacy interests of the 
individual or individuals involved, personally identifiable information 
has been redacted, as appropriate.

Part B--Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities

Section 614--Evaluations, Eligibility Determinations, Individualized 
Education Programs, and Educational Placements

Topic Addressed: Individualized Education Programs
    [cir] Letter dated May 21, 2013, to New England Juvenile Defender 
Center President Christopher Northrop, regarding parent participation 
at individualized education program (IEP) team meetings.
    [cir] Dear Colleague Letter dated June 19, 2013, regarding the 
requirements in Part B of the IDEA to provide braille instruction for 
children who are blind or visually impaired.

Section 615--Procedural Safeguards

Topic Addressed: Discipline Procedures
    [cir] Letter dated April 2, 2013, to Utah State Director of Special 
Education Glenna Gallo, regarding the requirements in Part B of the 
IDEA that apply to functional behavioral assessments.

Part C--Infants and Toddlers With Disabilities

Section 636--Individulaized Family Service Plan

Topic Addressed: Natural Environments
    [cir] Letter dated April 18, 2013, to Utah Provider Consortium 
Chairperson Marsha Johnson, regarding the meaning of community settings 
for purposes of meeting the natural environments requirement in Part C 
of the IDEA.

Section 639--Procedural Safeguards

Topic Addressed: Confidentiality of Records
    [cir] Letter dated May 8, 2013, to North Texas Rehabilitation 
Center Early Childhood Intervention Program Director Charlcie Flinn, 
regarding the confidentiality requirements that apply to early 
intervention records of infants and toddlers with disabilities in Part 
C of the IDEA and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.
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    Dated: January 6, 2014.
Michael K. Yudin,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative 
[FR Doc. 2014-00171 Filed 1-8-14; 8:45 am]