ERIC Number: ED193814
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Changes Found in States' Ages of Eligibility.
Insight: Special Issue on Ages of Eligibility, v11 n6 Jun 1980
The article, over half of which consists of tabular data and charts, reports on a study by The Council for Exceptional Children to determine the impact of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (P.L. 94-142) age provisions since 1973 on state policy. It was found that more states have reduced the number of years a handicapped student is eligible to receive special education than have increased this age span. Changes were found in the laws of 28 states. Ten states expanded their policy to include handicapped children in the preschool and "over 18" age ranges, while 18 states narrowed their policies to eliminate many children in these age groups. (DLS)
Descriptors: Age, Disabilities, Educational Policy, Eligibility, Federal Legislation, National Surveys, State Legislation
The Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 ($3.50 for the special issue)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA. Policy Research Center.
Note: A part of the Policy Options Project. Page 2 of original document not reproduced.