ERIC Number: ED176452
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The New Federal Education Laws for Handicapped Children--Promise, Programs, Problems.
The report examines the problems and promises of the new federal education laws for the handicapped (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and P.L. 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act) as implemented in New York state. An introductory section explains the tenets of the laws, including requirements for program accessibility of Section 504 and individualized education programs of P.L. 94-142. The section on implementation includes a comparison of New York's and Louisiana's state plans, a brief consideration of implications for parochial schools, and a description of compliance reviews by the Bureau of Education for the Handicapped. A section entitled "The Reality Factor" surveys such aspects as attitudinal barriers, teachers' unions responses, and inservice and preservice teacher education. A proposal for an outreach program for parents of secondary school handicapped children is included. Among five appendixes is an outline of evaluation, placement, and due process procedures under P.L. 94-142 and Section 504. (CL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Office of the Mayor, NY.
Identifiers: Education for All Handicapped Children Act; New York; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)