Monday, August 24, 2009

Public comments needed for Higher Ed Act

The Department of Education today released the Proposed Rules for the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA). Public comment is being accepted until September 21st, 2009. If you wish to make comment, the instructions on how to do so are included in the first page of the Federal Register document.

Here is the document: Federal Register: Proposed Rules for HEOA (PDF, 5MB)
(TIP: to find those areas that are specifically related to students with intellectual disabilities, use the Search feature of your PDF reader to find all references.)

How to submit comments:

DATES: We must receive your comments

on or before September 21, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments

through the Federal eRulemaking Portal

or via postal mail, commercial delivery,

or hand delivery. We will not accept

comments by fax or by e-mail.

submit your comments only one time, in

order to ensure that we do not receive

duplicate copies. In addition, please

include the Docket ID at the top of your


• Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to to submit

your comments electronically.

Information on using,

including instructions for accessing

agency documents, submitting

comments, and viewing the docket, is

available on the site under ‘‘How To Use

This Site.’’

• Postal Mail, Commercial Delivery,

or Hand Delivery. If you mail or deliver

your comments about these proposed

regulations, address them to Jessica

Finkel, U.S. Department of Education,

1990 K Street, NW., room 8031,

Washington, DC 20006–8502.

If you wish to read this document on the web it is available here:

You can learn more about some of the provisions for students with disabilities here:


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