Notice of proposed rule changes: Chapter 101, Maine Unified Special Education Regulation Birth to Age Twenty

The Maine DOE is proposing a refinement to two sections of Rule Chapter 101.

The proposed rule changes involve two refinements:

  1. Corrects an error in the current rule regarding consultation services to clarify that it can be a special education service and not only a related service.
  2. Changes the requirements to identify a child as having a specific learning disability including removal of the requirement that there be direct evidence of a psychological processing disorder in the form of a specified scores on an assessment of psychological processing.

A public hearing is scheduled for Nov. 30 from 9-11 a.m. in room 300 of the Cross State Office Building in Augusta. Comments can be sent to the Department’s Director of Special Services Jan Breton at janice.breton@maine.gov.