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Washington Administrative Code:

Newly Adopted Final Chapter 392-172a WAC Rules for the Provision Special Education
OSPI adopted final regulations June 29, 2007. The regulations are effective July 30, 2007 (doc | pdf). The CR 103 addresses adoption information (pdf). The concise explanatory statement (doc | pdf), addresses all written and oral comments received through the comment period, including any changes made in response to comments.

Legislation:

Labor and Industries

The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries regulates the wage, hour and working conditions for all workers in the state. This website is a valuable resource for student research, staff training and parent information.

Work activities teens are prohibited from doing in non-agricultural jobs

For a list of jobs that youth CAN do according to age, see the U.S. Department of Labor's information on YouthRules! The list is a sample and is not all-inclusive.

WAC 296-125-030 for Prohibited and Hazardous Employment for All Minors

WAC 296-125-033 for additional restrictions for those under 16.

For more information, see the L&I publication:
Teens at Work: Facts for Employers, Parents and Teens (106 KB PDF)

For more detail, see L&I Administrative Policy:
Bloodborne Pathogens and Minors (ES.C.4.2) (114 KB PDF)
Driving by Minors in Non-Agricultural Jobs- (ES.C.4.3) (52 KB)

For more detail, see Washington Administrative Code:
Prohibited and hazardous employment for all minors (WAC 296-125-030)
Additional restrictions for those under 16 (WAC 296-125-033)
Non-agricultural Employment of Minors (WAC 296-125)

Advocacy in Action

  • Transition Planning: Five Themes Addressed in Administrative and Judicial Decisions

Disability Law Handbook

  •  This Disability Law Handbook is a 50-page guide to the basics of the Americans with Disabilities Act and other disability related laws. Written in an FAQ format, The Disability Law Handbook answers questions about the Americans with Disabilities Act, the ADA Amendments Act, the Rehabilitation Act, Social Security, the Air Carrier Access Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act, and the Fair Housing Act Amendments.

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA):

The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs’ (OSEP) IDEA website.

Important Changes in IDEA Regulations

  •  On December 1, 2008 the US Department of Education (DOE) issued final regulations amending several rules relating to special education and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. For the first time in the history of special education, parents now have the right to revoke consent at any time to their child's participation in special education. This must be provided to the school district in writing. The parents or the school may at a subsequent date request that the child be reconsidered for special education again. However, if the parents revoke the consent, the school is not responsible for failure to provide a free appropriate education. Also, under the new IDEA regulations, the rules as to whether a non-lawyer may represent either the parent or the school at a due process hearing will now be governed by state law. These regulations took effect on December 31, 2008.

IDEA 2004 Final Regulations (307 pages)

A Training Curriculum on IDEA 2004

Secondary Transition U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs 02-01-2007

What You Need to Know About IDEA 2004

Comparison of IDEA 2004, Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act

Summary of Performance

  •  The Summary of Performance (SOP) is required under the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004. The language as stated in IDEA 2004 regarding the SOP is as follows: For a child whose eligibility under special education terminates due to graduation with a regular diploma, or due to exceeding the age of eligibility, the local education agency “shall provide the child with a summary of the child’s academic achievement and functional performance, which shall include recommendations on how to assist the child in meeting the child’s postsecondary goals” §Sec. 300.305(e) (3).

Disability Legislation

HB 1050 - 2007-08 Kevin’s Bill:

Allowing certain students with disabilities to participate in graduation ceremonies.

http://www.leg.wa.gov/pub/billinfo/2007-08/Pdf/Bills/Session%20Law%202007/1050-S.SL.pdf

http://www.leg.wa.gov/pub/billinfo/2007-08/Pdf/Bills/House%20Passed%20Legislature/1050-S.PL.pdf