ERIC Number: ED200271
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar-9
Reference Count: 0
Handicapped Programs: California Community Colleges.
This report examines the legal responsibility of the California Community Colleges (CCC) toward handicapped individuals as specified in federal and state legislation. The report first reviews the salient features of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, including an examination of the legal definition of "handicapped individual" and short answers to questions concerning: the coverage of employees, as well as students, under the law; the "reasonable accommodations" institutions must make for the handicapped; the extent to which college programs must be accessible to the handicapped; the elimination of architectural barriers; curricular adjustments that must be made for handicapped students; and the provision of separate sections under the law for higher education institutions. This legislative summary also includes an outline of the actions required of institutions under the law. After examining the history of state efforts to provide the CCC with incentives for handicapped education, the report outlines state administrative regulations governing the staffing, funding, and evaluation of community college programs and services for the handicapped. The report concludes with a discussion of state guidelines concerning: handicapped students' rights to program participation, criteria for identifying handicapped students, and cost reimbursements. Appendixes enumerate Title 5 regulations and Individual Education Plan Requirements and provide cost reporting forms. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: California Community Colleges
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association of California Community College Administrators (San Diego, CA, March 8-10, 1981).