|2005 IDEA Part D Annual Report.|
The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of national activities to improve the education of children with disabilities funded in fiscal year (FY) 2005 under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part D, Subparts 2 and 3 (P.L. 108-446). As required in §681(a)(4):
The Secretary shall annually report to Congress on the Secretary's activities under subparts 2 and 3, including an initial report not later than 12 months after the date of enactment of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004.
IDEA, Part D (National Activities) includes programs that support personnel development, technical assistance, model demonstration projects and information dissemination, as authorized under Subpart 2 of IDEA, Part D (20 U.S.C. § 1461). It also provides for supports, including parent training and technology supports, to improve results for children with disabilities as authorized under Subpart 3 of IDEA, Part D (20 U.S.C. § 1470). A total of 647 national centers and projects were funded in FY 2005, under Subparts 2 and 3 of IDEA, Part D. Included in this report are an overview of the programs and corresponding awards for FY 2005, along with abstracts of the 154 projects that were funded by new awards.