The purpose of this report is to provide an annual overview of activities funded under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part D (National Activities to Improve Education of Children with Disabilities), subparts 2 and 3 (P.L. 108-446). As required in 20 U.S.C. § 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, 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 supports parent training and technology to improve results for children with disabilities, as authorized under subpart 3 of IDEA, Part D (20 U.S.C. § 1470). A total of 633 awards, including both new awards and continuations, were funded in FY 2006 under subparts 2 and 3 of IDEA, Part D. This report includes an overview of these programs and awards for FY 2006, along with abstracts of the 157 projects that were funded as new awards.