There shall be, within the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services in the Department of Education, an Office of Special Education Programs, which shall be the principal agency in the Department for administering and carrying out this chapter and other programs and activities concerning the education of children with disabilities.
The Office established under subsection (a) shall be headed by a Director who shall be selected by the Secretary and shall report directly to the Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
Notwithstanding section Secretary is authorized to accept voluntary and uncompensated services in furtherance of the purposes of this chapter.of title 31, the
20 U.S.C. § 1402
PRIOR PROVISIONSA prior section 1402, Pub. L. 91-230, title VI, §603, as added Pub. L. 105-17, title I, §101, June 4, 1997, 111 Stat. 46, related to the Office of Special Education Programs, prior to the general amendment of subchapters I to IV of this chapter by Pub. L. 108-446.Another prior section 1402, Pub. L. 91-230, title VI, §603, Apr. 13, 1970, 84 Stat. 177; Pub. L. 93-380, title VI, §612(a), Aug. 21, 1974, 88 Stat. 579; Pub. L. 98-199, §3(a), Dec. 2, 1983, 97 Stat. 1357; Pub. L. 101-476, title IX, §901(b)(21), Oct. 30, 1990, 104 Stat. 1143; Pub. L. 102-119, §25(b), Oct. 7, 1991, 105 Stat. 607, related to the Office of Special Education Programs, prior to the general amendment of subchapters I to IV of this chapter by Pub. L. 105-17.
- The term "Secretary" means the Secretary of Education.
- special education
- The term "special education" means specially designed instruction, at no cost to parents, to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability, including-(A) instruction conducted in the classroom, in the home, in hospitals and institutions, and in other settings; and(B) instruction in physical education.