ERIC Number: ED191198
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Policy Options Relating to the Surrogate Parent Mandates of the Education for Handicapped Children Act (Public Law 94-142).
Ross, John W.
The report considers state and federal policy issues regarding parent surrogates for handicapped children as mandated by P. L. 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act. Clarification about the limited advocacy role of the parent surrogate is given. The first chapter looks at identification of students who need surrogate parents: children whose parents are not known, unavailable, or children who are wards of a state. Chapter II focuses on legal issues and educational considerations in appointing a surrogate parent (through passage of a statute, existing state guardianship laws, or by the state or local education agency). The rights, selection, training, and compensation of surrogate parents are addressed in the third chapter. A final chapter lists basic policies and policy options regarding identification, appointment, rights, selection, training, and compensation. The appendix charts statutory and regulatory language for surrogate parents. (CL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA. Policy Research Center.
Identifiers: Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Guardianship; Surrogate Parents
Note: Policy Options Project Series.