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IDEA's 40th Anniversary Celebration: Request for Submissions from Families and Students

IDEA's 40th Anniversary Celebration: Request for Submissions from Families and Students

PEAK recently received a request from the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) asking for students, parents, teachers and other stakeholders to be a part of IDEA's 40th Anniversary Celebration! Here's their request: 

"OSEP is celebrating 40 years of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). As part of our celebration, we want to hear from individuals with disabilities, teachers, researchers, and other IDEA stakeholders about the personal impact this legislation has had. How has IDEA made a difference to you? What do inclusion, equity, and opportunity look like for you?

We want to hear from children and youth with disabilities, teachers, parents, researchers, and other IDEA stakeholders about the impact this legislation has had. You may submit your documents and personal stories up to November 8th. Please share your art, photographs, poetry, and written stories with us for possible use during an event in Washington D.C. to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of IDEA. You may submit your documents and stories through November 8, 2015 on our 40th Anniversary website. Send any questions to IDEAanniversary@air.org."

PEAK encourages you to send a submission and to invite your friends to submit as well! And, we would love to see a copy of what families and self-advocates from Colorado (and beyond) send so please feel free to email a copy to PEAK at info@peakparent.org!

Happy anniversary to The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act!