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Regulations Governing Special Education Programs for Children With Disabilities in Virginia [8 VAC 20 ‑ 80]
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Revisions to comply with the “Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004” and its federal implementing regulations.
 
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CLOSED     Ended on 6/30/2008

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 Comment Title  Commenter
Is Virginia for Eliza? Pam Schoppert  6/30/08  11:19 pm
Proposed chagnes to Regulations Elizabeth Ayers parent  6/30/08  10:36 pm
MANDATORY TRAINING OF AIDES, ASSISTANTS, TAs, NEEDED Therese Baldwin, Parent  6/30/08  7:08 pm
fMANDATORY TRAINING OF AIDES, ASSISTANTS, TAs, NEEDED Therese Baldwin, Parent  6/30/08  6:36 pm
USE OF TERMS "MENTAL RETARDATION" and "EMOTIONAL DISTURBANCE" Therese Baldwin, Parent  6/30/08  6:12 pm
Re: Special Education Program Regulation Changes Elisa Rodriguez, parent  6/30/08  5:07 pm
Opposes draft regulation Larry Gatewood, parent  6/30/08  5:00 pm
Oppose most of the changes Carl Brakman  6/30/08  4:58 pm
opposed to regs H Greer, parent  6/30/08  4:56 pm
Support Virginia Coalition for Students with Disabilities Comments Stephanie Smith Lee, Parent of a young woman with disabilities  6/30/08  4:51 pm
Draft State Special Education Regulations Appalachian Independence Center, Inc.  6/30/08  4:49 pm
Re: 8 VAC 20-81-110, pg. 140: PARENTAL REQUESTS FOR IEP MEETINGS. Therese Baldwin, Parent  6/30/08  4:43 pm
Changes to regulations regarding ethnic make up of SEAC Sheri Cogle, parent  6/30/08  4:43 pm
A reminder of the purpose and reason for the VA Special Education Regulations Katherine Williams, parent  6/30/08  4:40 pm
Re: 8 VAC 20-81-170, pp. 201, 202: PRIOR WRITTEN NOTICE. Therese Baldwin, Parent  6/30/08  4:39 pm
Re: 8 VAC 20-81-110, pg. 140: ACCOUNTABILITY FOR IEP GOALS Therese Baldwin, Parent  6/30/08  4:36 pm
Changes to the make up of local SEACs Sheri Cogle, parent, 2007-08 Chair Henrico SEAC  6/30/08  4:35 pm
Re: 8 VAC 20-81-210, pp. 234-264 DUE PROCESS HEARING ASSIGNMENT Therese Baldwin, Parent  6/30/08  4:33 pm
Oppose Special Ed Regulation changes Nancy Williams, parent  6/30/08  4:28 pm
Re: 8 VAC 20-81-230, pg. 273, 274: SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE (SEAC) GUIDELINES. Therese Baldwin, Parent  6/30/08  4:28 pm
Opposition to Regulation change regarding hearing officers Sheri Cogle, parent  6/30/08  4:24 pm
Re: 8 VAC 20-81-110, pg. 154: IEP PROGRESS REPORTS Therese Baldwin, Parent  6/30/08  4:23 pm
Re: 8 VAC 20-81-110, pg. 151: SHORT-TERM OBJECTIVES. Therese Baldwin, Parent  6/30/08  4:18 pm
Parental Consent Sheri P. Cogle, parent  6/30/08  4:15 pm
changes in regs Rena Lewis  6/30/08  4:04 pm
Severe Disabilities definition removed Katherine Williams, parent  6/30/08  4:03 pm
Re: 8 VAC 20-81-110, pg. 155: INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAM (IEP) and TRANSITION, TRANSITION SERV Therese Baldwin, Parent  6/30/08  4:02 pm
a sad day when the educators of our children take total control over their future Robert Dawson Borum  6/30/08  4:01 pm
AGAINST Impartial Due Process Hearings - Limit Parents Rights and Expand School District Rights Lisa Fisher, parent  6/30/08  4:01 pm
AGAINST Impartial Due Process Hearings - HO Appointed by VDOE - Right to Edit Decisions Lisa Fisher, parent  6/30/08  3:59 pm
Against Eliminating Current Requirements to Include Benchmarks or Short-term Objectives in IEPs Lisa Fisher, parent  6/30/08  3:57 pm
Unnecessarily Long Timelines for Evaluations and Eligibility Decisions Lisa Fisher, parent  6/30/08  3:56 pm
special ed regs Linda Johnson  6/30/08  3:56 pm
Against Eliminating Parental Consent Lisa Fisher  6/30/08  3:54 pm
Parent Involvement Is Key Joyce Stratton  6/30/08  3:52 pm
Re: 8 VAC 20-81-60, pg. 97: Timelines for Evaluations and Reevaluations. Therese Baldwin, Parent  6/30/08  3:52 pm
Against Eliminating Parental Consent Lisa Fisher  6/30/08  3:51 pm
Re: 8 VAC 20-81-10, pgs. 12-13 -- DEFINITION OF AUTISM. Therese Baldwin, Parent  6/30/08  3:46 pm
Re: 8 VAC 20-81-10, pp 27,28: Definition and Use of Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBAs) Therese Baldwin, Parent  6/30/08  3:41 pm
Propose changes michelle  6/30/08  3:39 pm
Re: 8 VAC 20-81-50 / Child Study Committees Therese Baldwin, Parent  6/30/08  3:33 pm
Re: 8 VAC 20-81-90 -- Don't Change Parental Consent Provisions -- Keep As Is in Current Regs Therese Baldwin, Parent  6/30/08  3:25 pm
Let Virginia be better than Federal baseline in Education of our Children Timothy Williams  6/30/08  3:02 pm
LSNV Supports VOPA's Comments Nancy Tubbs / Legal Services of Northern Virginia  6/30/08  1:56 pm
Opposition to proposed regulatory changes Allison & Eric Rusnak  6/30/08  1:43 pm
VDOE & other issues: comments on quotes in http://www.styleweekly.com/article.asp?idarticle=17165 David Cordell  6/30/08  1:27 pm
Accountability for IEP Goals and Parent Requests for an IEP Meeting David Cordell  6/30/08  1:25 pm
SEAC David Cordell  6/30/08  1:24 pm
Due Process and Prior Written Notice David Cordell  6/30/08  1:19 pm
Progress Reports and Short Term Objectives David Cordell  6/30/08  1:18 pm
Discipline David Cordell  6/30/08  1:17 pm
Categories David Cordell  6/30/08  1:16 pm
Child Study, FBA's, IEP's and Timelines David Cordell  6/30/08  1:14 pm
Parental Consent David Cordell  6/30/08  1:13 pm
General Comments David Cordell  6/30/08  1:11 pm
Proposed changes re: timelines Chris Martin, parent  6/30/08  12:31 pm
Proposed changes re: parental consent Chris Martin, parent  6/30/08  12:22 pm
Proposed changes re: short-term objectives/benchmarks Chris Martin, parent  6/30/08  12:12 pm
Help teachers help our kids Michie Gluck, parent of 2 special needs children  6/30/08  12:10 pm
Parental Consent Nancy Tubbs / Legal Services of Northern Virginia  6/30/08  12:03 pm
Opposed to expanding the abilty of schools to crush the rights of parents. Lee Taylor  6/30/08  11:58 am
Opposition to Proposed Regulations Carl Simchick, Virginia Public Schools Accountability Project  6/30/08  11:56 am
Recommendations for Proposed Special Education Regulations David Blaiklock, Virginia Association of Specialized Education Facilities  6/30/08  11:55 am
Proposed Revisions to the Virginia Regulations Governing Special Education Programs for Children wit Dorothy S. Narodny, disAbilities Resource Network, Bedford, VA  6/30/08  11:13 am
Opposition to proposed Regulations Carl Simchick, Virginia Public Schools Accountability Project  6/30/08  11:11 am
Evaluation timelines Carol Villars - Parent  6/30/08  11:00 am
Stop Virginia's Proposed Erosion of Parental Rights Ingrid Griffin  6/30/08  10:58 am
Side by Side comparison of DSM-IV and VDOE Autism Eligibility Criteria Katherine Williams, parent  6/30/08  10:50 am
Opposed to eliminating Short Term Objectives/benchmarks Carol Villars - Parent  6/30/08  10:33 am
8 VAC 20-81-90 "parental consent is not required." Becky Mcgee. Parent  6/30/08  10:12 am
Burden of Proof on School Districts Jackie Simchick  6/30/08  12:53 am
Due Process Robert Holmes  6/30/08  12:30 am
short term objective/progress reports Mona Holmes, Parent Advocate  6/30/08  12:19 am
Oppose submitted changes to regulation governing Special Education Programs Deborah Covington, Parent  6/30/08  12:16 am
Parental Consent Mona Holmes, Parent Advocate  6/30/08  12:06 am
8 VAC 20-81-110. Individualized education program (proposed) - Retain benchmarks for ALL IEPs Angela Cimmino  6/29/08  10:01 pm
8 VAC 20-81-60 Timelines for Evaluations & Eligibility Decisions Angela Cimmino  6/29/08  9:47 pm
Opposing the changes Karen Brown, Mother  6/29/08  9:43 pm
8 VAC 20-81-50 - Retain requirements for Child Study Committees Angela Cimmino  6/29/08  9:42 pm
Keep parental consent Lauren Herring  6/29/08  8:46 pm
Support for comment by Virginia Coalition for Students with Disabilities Bob Solock  6/29/08  8:44 pm
Parents are their child's expert! Don't take way our voice. Jan Solock  6/29/08  8:31 pm
** Angela Sadsad  6/29/08  8:07 pm
Don't take away our children's rights! Angela Sadsad  6/29/08  7:59 pm
Burden of Proof Jackie Simchick, Virginia Public Schools Accountability Project  6/29/08  7:22 pm
The Bill's Title is a Misnomer Lori Michaud, parent  6/29/08  6:21 pm
Parental Participation: NCLB v. IDEA Pam Wright, Wrightslaw.com  6/29/08  5:54 pm
Eliminating Requirements to Include Benchmarks and/or Short-term Objectives in IEPs Pam Wright, Wrightslaw.com  6/29/08  5:32 pm
Timelines for Evaluations and Eligibility Decisions Unnecessarily Long Pam Wright, Wrightslaw.com  6/29/08  5:27 pm
Opposed to VA Special Education Regulations Daaiyah Rashid  6/29/08  5:23 pm
Eliminating Requirements for Child Study Committees Pam Wright, Wrightslaw.com  6/29/08  5:20 pm
Purposes of IDEA: Parental Consent Pam Wright, Wrightslaw.com  6/29/08  5:16 pm
Due Process Hearings - Implement w/in 30 days, VDOE & Typo Pete Wright (wrightslaw.com)  6/29/08  4:36 pm
Parent Consent must be required before services are terminated! Wendy Roundy  6/29/08  3:58 pm
Due Process Hearings - VDOE wants to Limit Parents Rights and Expand School District Rights Pete Wright (wrightslaw.com)  6/29/08  2:53 pm
VDOE to edit DP Decisions issued by HO? Pete Wright (wrightslaw.com)  6/29/08  2:42 pm
Due Process HO appointment - not by VDOE Pete Wright (wrightslaw.com)  6/29/08  2:29 pm
Opposal to proposals Crystal Whitehead  6/28/08  9:37 pm
regulations governing special education programs for children with disabilities Anna Addison, Eastern Shore Center for Independent Living, Inc.  6/27/08  4:35 pm
Oppose the proposed changes Christine Huebner, Parent  6/27/08  1:46 pm
PARENT ATTORNEY SUPPORTS COMMENTS OF VIRGINIA COALITION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES AND OF VOPA Malcolm B. Higgins, II Attorney at Law  6/27/08  12:09 pm
I Oppose Proposed Regs Changes Therese Baldwin, Parent Advocate  6/27/08  3:13 am
I Oppose Proposed Regs Changes Therese Baldwin, Parent Advocate  6/27/08  12:35 am
Opposed--Inconsistent Rules--Need to be Fair and Equal for all Parties Karen Purcell  6/26/08  8:20 pm
Oppose Draft Special Ed Regs Nancy Mercer  6/26/08  5:36 pm
Opposed to Proposed Regs/Parental rights are key to child's civil rights Susan Billett/parent  6/26/08  5:36 pm
LEAs to convert back to DD NAME option for the 5-8 yr olds Sue Sargeant, The Arc of Rappahannock  6/26/08  3:01 pm
oppose the special education regulations Lisa Parker  6/26/08  1:58 pm
Comment to Proposed Regulations Governing Special Education Programs for Children With Disabilities Philip Carter Strother and Audrey J. Burges, Strother Law Offices, PLC  6/26/08  10:19 am
Proposed Special Education Regulations Mark Jacob  6/26/08  10:11 am
The proposed regulations are a huge step backward. Cindy Pillsbury  6/26/08  9:46 am
Change MR to ID in the Education Regs Erin Thompson  6/26/08  9:41 am
Oppose Draft Special Ed Regs Jill Egle', Co-Executive director  6/26/08  9:40 am
Oppose Draft Special Ed Regs Pete Scampavia  6/26/08  9:38 am
Oppose Draft Special Ed Regs The Arc of Northern Virginia  6/26/08  9:36 am
Total opposed to all changes Karen Chapman - parent  6/25/08  2:04 pm
Parental involvement Lora Schwarz  6/24/08  9:49 pm
Changes to special education regularions Mary Anna Dunn  6/24/08  9:40 am
Proposed changes to Regulations Governing Special Education Services for Students with Disabilities. Heidi Lawyer, Virginia Board for People with Disabilites  6/23/08  10:26 am
Opposed to changes in proposed regulations Theresa Fisher  6/22/08  10:00 am
parents should have rights Nicole Marino, parent  6/22/08  12:49 am
I cannot stress enough what an important role parental consent plays Carol Villars, Parent  6/21/08  10:26 am
Proposed change 8 VAC 20–81–90 B. 3. Shannon Leary - Parent  6/19/08  5:15 pm
public comment Melissa Meade, parent/advocate  6/19/08  1:10 pm
Eliminate DD Name Option? Go for SLI! Sue Sargeant, The Arc of Rappahannock  6/19/08  11:38 am
Objection to proposed limitation of action on special education appeals Bill Hogan/Virginia Public Schools Accountability Project (www.vpsap.org)  6/19/08  10:57 am
school shooting and self harm threats and you want to eliminate parents from the FBA and CSC? parent of special needs teen  6/18/08  11:43 pm
please read my comments Nancy Williamson, parent of special ed child  6/18/08  11:25 pm
Proposed Changes - Special Education Sally Jones-McNamara, Expert Witness & Bd Aud SpLangPathology member  6/18/08  5:01 pm
oppose changes Carol Villars  6/17/08  4:32 pm
parent concerns over proposed changes Carol Villars  6/17/08  2:06 pm
Proposed changes on parental consent S. Gregg parent  6/17/08  12:41 pm
The reduction in parental involvment will be a disaster for both family and school Mary Holland  6/17/08  12:10 pm
What happens when DD is eliminated at the LEA level for our 5-8s? Sue Sargeant, The Arc of Rappahannock  6/17/08  11:22 am
Special Ed Law Proposed Changes Susan Fischer,parent  6/17/08  11:16 am
local school system deletes DD as an option-The Arc response Sue Sargeant, The Arc of Rappahannock  6/17/08  10:20 am
I am opposed to this proposal Carol Hughes, Teacher  6/17/08  2:53 am
More choice Louis Nardozi  6/16/08  11:47 pm
Parental Permission vs Extra Paperwork Jayne Redelman, Special Education Teacher Spotsylvania County Schools  6/16/08  4:53 pm
I am here to express my opposition to the proposed regulations Mary Lynn  6/15/08  10:12 pm
Retain the definition of "Implementation Plan" in Virginia's special-education regulations Bill Hogan/Virginia Public Schools Accountability Project (www.vpsap.org)  6/15/08  10:00 pm
Retain current definition of "Impartial Hearing Officer" Bill Hogan/Virginia Public Schools Accountability Project (www.vpsap.org)  6/15/08  9:55 pm
Opposed to Changes ** Definition of Autism ** E. Shipp  6/15/08  9:49 pm
Definition of Hearing Officers A Smith  6/15/08  9:36 pm
Parental Consent and VA Supreme Court impartial hearing officers James Bauman  6/15/08  8:07 pm
objection to revision of special education regulations being proposed D. Dicola  6/15/08  3:10 pm
sped regs D. Green  6/13/08  4:14 pm
Require all VDOE training sessions for special-education hearing officers to be open to the public Bill Hogan/Virginia Public Schools Accountability Project (www.vpsap.org)  6/13/08  11:44 am
Extend the age range for children with developmental delays to age 9 Bill Hogan/Virginia Public Schools Accountability Project (www.vpsap.org)  6/13/08  11:25 am
Retain the term "Severe Disability" in Virginia special-education regulations Bill Hogan/Virginia Schools Public Accountability Project (www.vpsap.org)  6/13/08  11:16 am
Retain the term "Developmental Delay" in Virginia regulations Bill Hogan/Virginia Schools Public Accountability Project (www.vpsap.org)  6/13/08  11:12 am
Retain definition of "Child Study Committee" in Virginia regulations Bill Hogan/Virginia Schools Public Accountability Project (www.vpsap.org)  6/13/08  11:01 am
RE: Proposed Regulations Governing Special Education Programs for Children with Disbilities Nancy Suprise  6/12/08  1:12 pm
Support VOPA Recommendations Susan Foster, SIEFA  6/11/08  9:57 pm
Support of Proposed Changes Greg Muzik  6/11/08  7:54 am
Oppose Changes to DD regulations Sandra Irby, Educational Diagnostician  6/10/08  11:31 am
Proposed Changes re: Gifted Education Deborah Alberti, Retired, Educational Consultant  6/9/08  4:57 pm
Opposed to Changes Amy Harmon  6/7/08  1:51 pm
Fairfax Public Hearing, Speaker #43 Sheree Brown Kaplan, Chair, FCCPTA Special Education Committee  6/7/08  1:20 pm
Fairfax Public Comment Speaker #87 Jackie Simchick  6/5/08  9:34 pm
Concerns for students with Visual Impairments Karen B. Walker  6/5/08  9:27 am
Disagree with proposed changes to Spec Ed. Regulations Theresa Speight, Parent  6/5/08  9:18 am
Deletion of Mental Retardation Jackie Simchick/Virginia Public Schools Accountability Project  6/4/08  9:25 pm
Definition of Autism Jackie Simchick/Virginia Public Schools Accountability Project  6/4/08  9:22 pm
Appointment of Hearing Officers Bill Hogan/Virginia Public Schools Accountability Project  6/4/08  9:18 pm
Local Advisory Committees Composition Bill Hogan/Virginia Public Schools Accountability Project  6/4/08  9:13 pm
Definition of Hearing Officers Jackie Simchick/Virginia Public School Accountability Project  6/4/08  9:09 pm
Deletion of IEE "Component" Jackie Simchick/Virginia Public Schools Accountability Project  6/4/08  9:05 pm
Deletion of Eligibility Criteria Jackie Simchick/Virginia Public School Accountability Project  6/4/08  9:00 pm
Midlothian Public Comment Sarah Foster SWD, age 9  6/4/08  3:41 pm
Midlothian Public Comment Rob Foster parent advocate  6/4/08  3:39 pm
Midlothian Public Comment Susan Foster SIEFA (Supporting Inclusive Education For All)  6/4/08  3:37 pm
Concerns in reference to changes in Blindness, Deafness, and Deafblindness Jennifer Layne parent/advocate  6/4/08  3:04 pm
Profile of a 5-year old with a DD Sue Sargeant, The Arc of Rappahannock-Fred, Caroline, KG, Spotsy, Stafford  6/4/08  1:13 pm
Tappahannock public comment Sue Sargeant, The Arc of Rappahannock and public school speech therapist  6/4/08  1:08 pm
OPPOSED! Midlothian public hearing comment Sue Sargeant, The Arc of Rappahannock-Fred, Caroline, KG, Spotsy, Stafford  6/4/08  12:52 pm
06/02 Hearing Comments Jeannine Rosado  6/4/08  8:49 am
Why Parental Consent Could Save My Daughter Linda Falkerson - Parent Advocate  6/3/08  4:05 pm
Proposed Changes to Special Education Regs. Heidi Oldland  6/3/08  3:02 pm
Proposed Reg Changes Jackie Kurisky  6/3/08  2:43 pm
Just Say J. Alan Cartwright  6/3/08  12:48 pm
Opposing potential changes to special education Lynda Chandler Capaccio, proud parent/advocate  6/3/08  11:30 am
Changes in Law in effect leave children unrepresented. This is certainly going to be litigated. Judy Herald  6/3/08  11:27 am
Comments on Proposed Changes to VA SPED Regs Christy L. Garcia  6/3/08  9:27 am
Oppose Changes to Special Education Regulations in Virginia T. Smith  5/29/08  6:46 am
I am opposed to the change. Ann Emsley  5/28/08  5:19 pm
Opposing the changes Brenda Youmans  5/28/08  11:12 am
I am my child's mother, not the teacher, not the school, not the state. Elaine Hansen, High School Teacher and Mother  5/28/08  9:08 am
Opposing the change Ann Beck (parent)  5/28/08  6:55 am
opposed carie parent  5/28/08  1:24 am
opposed Carie Sue Parent  5/28/08  12:55 am
As a parent, I am opposed to the new Special Ed Regs Erica Carwile, Parent  5/27/08  10:43 pm
Opposition to proposed changes Paula Labbe, Parent  5/27/08  10:28 pm
Opposed to proposed changes Melissa Rich  5/27/08  9:47 pm
Opposing Changes that limit parental involvement Joe & Ellen Niemann, parents  5/26/08  1:07 pm
Public Comment of the FX CO Advisory Committee on Students with Disabilities 2-13-08 Sheree Brown Kaplan, Chair, FCCPTA Special Education Committee  5/26/08  12:10 pm
Addendum to the Public Comment of the FCCPTA 5-5-08 Sheree Brown Kaplan, Chair, FCCPTA Special Education Committee  5/26/08  12:07 pm
Public Comment of the Fairfax County Council of PTAs (FCCPTA) 2-4-08 Sheree Brown Kaplan, Chair, FCCPTA Special Education Committee  5/26/08  12:01 pm
VIRGINIA DO NOT EXCEED THE FEDERAL IDEA Lee White / Speech and Hearing Association of Virginia  5/22/08  11:22 pm
VIRGINIA DO NOT EXCEED THE FEDERAL IDEA Lee White / Speech and Hearing Association of Virginia  5/22/08  10:47 pm
Opposing Proposed Changes to Virginia Special Education Regulations Dan Gates  5/22/08  8:59 am
As parents and Educators, Parents need more involvement not less. INCIID Inc.  5/21/08  5:08 pm
VOPA's Comments Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy  5/20/08  4:45 pm
How does a child benefit from these proposed revisions? Christine Keady, Parent  5/20/08  4:23 pm
8 VAC 20-80 Marylin Copeland, MSW  5/20/08  12:09 pm
opposed to several changes faYe Howe  5/20/08  11:22 am
Interpreters Jennifer Layne, Parent Advocate  5/19/08  10:44 pm
Interpreters Jennifer Layne, Parent Avocate  5/19/08  10:42 pm
I am opposed to changes. Jennifer Layne , Parent advocate  5/19/08  9:44 pm
8VAC20-40-60 Gifted Education Changes Elizabeth Stone  5/19/08  2:35 pm
Opposition to proposed Spec. Ed. changes Lee Bowles, Parent  5/19/08  11:26 am
Please do not change the law! Lynn Boyd  5/19/08  9:48 am
Please hear our voices and concerns for our children Joan Bryant  5/17/08  11:16 pm
Opposition to Proposed Special Education Regulations Matthew McDonald  5/16/08  10:57 am
I am opposed to the proposed special education regulations. Susan Jubilee  5/15/08  11:06 am
Opposing the changes Cheryl Poe / Advocating 4 Kids  5/14/08  6:15 pm
Proposed Changes to Special Education Regs. Kathy Kyger  5/14/08  6:01 pm
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