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Washington Administrative Code:

Rules for the Provision Special Education 
This version of Chapter 392-172A WAC, effective January 29, 2016, contains cross references to the federal regulations.


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.

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.

Questions and Answers on Secondary Transition (PDF)
The U.S. Department of Education provides these facts on IDEA law addressing transition services for children with disabilities.

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

WAC 296-125-033
Additional restrictions for those under the age of 16.

Washington State Law Help
Washington State Law provides a page of links which provide general legal information and resources about disability rights in Washington state.

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 Youth Employment. The list is a sample and is not all-inclusive.

For more information, see the L&I publication:

For more detail, see L&I Administrative Policy:

For more detail, see Washington Administrative Code:

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA):

A Training Curriculum on IDEA 2004
The "Building the Legacy" curriculum is intended to help all those involved with children with disabilities understand and implement the IDEA 2004, the nation’s special education law.

IDEA 2004 Final Regulations (307 pages)
This document contains final regulations governing the Assistance to States for Education of Children with Disabilities Program and the Preschool Grants for Children with Disabilities Program. These regulations are needed to implement changes made to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, as amended by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (Act or IDEA).

Important Changes in IDEA Regulations
On December 1, 2008 the U.S. 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.

Secondary Transition U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs 02-01-2007
This document addresses significant changes from preexisting regulations to the final regulatory requirements regarding secondary transition in the context of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Summary of Performance
The Summary of Performance (SOP) is required under the re-authorization 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).

The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs’ (OSEP) IDEA website
This site is a "one-stop shop" for resources related to IDEA and its implementing regulations, released on August 3, 2006. When fully implemented, the site will provide searchable versions of IDEA and the regulations, access to cross-referenced content from other laws (e.g., the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), etc.), video clips on selected topics, topic briefs on selected regulations, links to OSEP's Technical Assistance and Dissemination (TA&D) Network and a Q&A Corner where you can submit questions, and a variety of other information sources.

What You Need to Know About IDEA 2004
This page discusses key facts and changes within the reauthorized Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).