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Implementation Manual

To use this Implementation Manual, scroll through the Introduction to the Table of Contents. The chapters and topics listed in the Table of Contents are hyperlinked to the specific pages in the manual. To move directly from the Table of Contents to a specific chapter or topic, place the cursor over the desired chapter or topic listing and click.

Part I of the Implementation Manual relates to the processes, procedures, and best practices for implementing the Georgia Rules for Special Education; Part II focuses on the different eligibility categories.

This manual is meant to serve as a practical guide for implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA) and its regulations. It is not intended to state new law or supplant any federal or state laws, regulations, or requirements. Nothing in this manual should be seen as having the force of law. This manual should not be cited as law or as imposing any additional requirements or obligations outside the requirements of existing law. Districts, schools, and parents are not required to adhere to this manual, but only to the requirements of the IDEA as codified in 20 U.S.C. § 1400 et seq., its regulations promulgated in 34 C.F.R Parts 300 and 301, and the rules of the State of Georgia promulgated by the State Board of Education.