ERIC Number: ED064846
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar-14
Reference Count: 0
Summarizing the Programs and Needs for Mentally Ill Children, Special Education for Handicapped Children, and Early Childhood Education in the District of Columbia.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on the District of Columbia.
The report on programs and needs of mentally ill and handicapped children, especially in the District of Columbia, contains 10 statements, 22 materials submitted for the record, and 29 appended articles and studies. The purpose of the hearing is stated to be that of hearing testimony from the people of the District of Columbia in connection with the mental health work and programs for the handicapped in the nation's capital. The chairman notes that the District is doing a commendable job, but that the government needs to spend 10 times as much money as it is currently doing to serve the mentally ill and handicapped. The need for residential facilities and residential psychiatric treatment programs is emphasized. Materials submitted also focus on the need for residential facilities and programs, early childhood education, and special classes. The majority of the report consists of the appended articles and studies. Selected appended articles and studies include the report of the Joint Commission on Mental Health of Children, residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children, adolescent patients served in out-patient psychiatric clinics, civil action suit in U. S. district court, a proposed model law on special education, and state law and education of handicapped children. (CB)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Needs, Exceptional Child Services, Legislation, Mental Health, Mental Retardation, Psychiatric Services, Psychological Needs, Residential Care, Residential Programs, Special Classes
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on the District of Columbia.
Identifiers: District of Columbia
Note: Hearing before the Committee on the District of Columbia House of Representatives Ninety-Second Congress (Second Session, March 14, 1972)