ERIC Number: ED196203
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Right to Special Education in Pennsylvania. A Guide for Parents. Revised.
Education Law Center, Inc., Newark, NJ.
Intended for parents, the guide defines what is meant by an "exceptional" child, considers the educational opportunities open to the exceptional student, and offers suggestions on how parents can ensure that their child receives those opportunities. Sections provide the following information: definitions of various exceptionalities (including learning disability, physical handicap, and giftedness); the rights of exceptional children (to have a free appropriate program, to be evaluated, to have an individualized education program); and due process procedures by which parents can enforce their children's special educational rights. Explained within the document are the requirements of Pennsylvania law and two federal laws--the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (P.L. 94-142) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Appended are sample forms, a list of legal services in Pennsylvania, affiliated chapters of the Pennsylvaia Association for Children with Learning Disabilities, affiliated chapters of the Pennsylvania Association for Retarded Citizens, a listing of other special education groups, and legal references. (SBH)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Definitions, Disabilities, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Legislation, Parent Role, Student Rights
Education Law Center, Inc., 2100 Lewis Tower Building, 225 S. 15th St., Philadelphia, PA 19102 (single copy free, bulk orders $0.50 each)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Education Law Center, Inc., Newark, NJ.
Identifiers: Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Parent Materials; Pennsylvania; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)
Note: Also available in Spanish. For related information, see EC 101 348.