ERIC Number: ED159243
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
The Advocate: The Need for Advocacy; Case Advocacy; Issue Advocacy; Legislation and Regulations: Consumer Rights; Where to Find Information and Assistance Related to Child Advocacy and Social Services.
The Advocate, Win 1976/77
In this journal issue, the need for child advocacy and the roles of advocates are examined. The Statewide Youth Advocacy Project is explained. Case studies illustrating the role of the advocate as mediator between parent/student and school authorities are presented. The question of how parents and students secure their rights by appeal is discussed. The problem of exclusion of children from public schools is examined in terms of both suspension and internal exclusion by use of inappropriate curricula. Community schools, school mental health services, a school-run special education program, and community school board elections are also discussed. Legislation and regulations, both Federal and State, relating to the rights of handicapped students are outlined. The principle of least restrictive environment, the system of due process appeal, and the Individual Educational Program are explained. A calendar of compliance with the law on the handicapped is given. The role of Committees on the Handicapped is described, including information on the referral process. Parents' and students' right to access to school records is illustrated with case studies. Federal and State laws on family rights are outlined, as are New York City regulations. Finally, a guide to procedures is given for social workers/case advocates. (MC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Advocates for Children of New York, Inc., Long Island City.
Identifiers: New York