As you have likely seen, earlier this month the U.S. Secretary of Education released the report to Congress on recommended waivers under IDEA and other education laws. In it, DeVos recommended only minimal waivers under IDEA and the Rehab Act (particularly protecting Section 504). Because her report strongly supports our position, we will remain signed on as one of the supporting organizations for the CCD letter sent May 7th (see April Blog post) to Congress urging them not to support waivers under IDEA and Section 504 of the Rehab Act.
We are continuing the #MyIDEAmatters social media campaign and are urging our members to do the same by tweeting at or send letters (electronically) to their Members of Congress. You can use this NCLD Toolkit to help you spread the word!