ERIC Number: ED226485
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug-17
Reference Count: 0
Law and the Handicapped with Emphasis on Related Services.
Green, Edward T.
Public Law 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, defines "handicapped children," specifies the criteria that must be met before children are eligible for special education, and identifies the "related services" that handicapped children may be eligible to receive. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1973 also treats the provision of "related services" to handicapped children. Neither law, however, provides a conclusive definition of or precise regulations for delivering these related services. Considerable litigation has arisen as a result. This paper discusses cases, decisions, and memoranda pertaining to related services, noting where issues were resolved and where new issues were raised. Opinions handed down by the Bureau for Education of the Handicapped, decisions reached by state and federal courts, and analyses published in the Education of the Handicapped Law Review are cited. The document notes the importance of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in "Board of Education of Hendrick Hudson Central School District, Westchester County v. Rowley." (PGD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Board of Education v Rowley; Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Professors of Educational Administration (36th, San Marcos, TX, August 15-20, 1982).