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.
Prohibited and Hazardous Employment for All Minors.
Additional restrictions for those under the age of 16.
Washington State Law Help
Washington State Law Help.org 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 (PDF)
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 Washington Administrative Code:
Published Notices of IDEA Regulations (2006-current)
This page links to the current regulations that address the implementation and interpretation of the IDEA, along with notices of any revisions made to IDEA since its last reauthorization in 2004.
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).