Frequently Asked Questions
This Maine Unified Special Education Regulations frequently asked questions document has been developed by the internal IDEA Team at the Maine Department of Education. Questions were posed at the regional trainings that were co-sponsored with MADSEC and those sponsored by the Maine Parent Foundation in the spring. In addition, the team has entered other frequently asked questions. The Department has utilized the federal response to comments document as a primary source of responses to the questions posed in Maine, as the federal document serves as an interpretive document.
Throughout the document any references to 34CFR §303 or §300 are to the federal IDEA regulations and references to MUSERS is to the Maine Unified Special Education Regulation.
Browse by MUSER topics below. These pages serve as a clarification resource and will be updated periodically as new questions are posed in the field. See our list of acronyms that are used throughout the MUSER pages.
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- Advance Written Notice of IEP/IFSP Team Meeting
- Age of Majority Rights
- Assistive Technology
- Data Collection
- Due Process
- Education Records
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
- General Education Intervention
- IEP Minutes
- IEP Team
- IEP Team Meeting
- MaineCare Requirements
- Non-Approved Private School
- Parentally Placed Private School Children (PPPSC)
- Procedural Safeguards
- Required State Forms
- Speech/Language Eligibility Criteria Forms
- Summary of Performance (SOP)
- Transfer Students