ERIC Number: ED226534
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Illinois State Study of the Impact of PL 94-142 on the Families of Children with Different Handicapping Conditions. Revised Annual Report, Second Year.
Davis, F. James; Heyl, Barbara Sherman
In the second year of a longitudinal case study, the impact of P.L. 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, on 12 elementary students in special education, and changes in four problem areas outlined in the law were evaluated: 1) individualized educational programs (IEP's), 2) least restrictive environment, 3) protection in evaluation procedures, and 4) parental involvement. Findings included that changes in the children's IEP's have been in the direction of more rather than less restrictiveness; that there were parental reports of delays in testing; that the substantial majority of parents were not well informed or greatly involved in program planning; and that the level of family adaptation to the handicaps was associated with its severity. Conclusions largely supported those of the first year. Among nine recommendations made were that parental involvement be emphasized and that regular educators and administrators be acquainted with the law through workshops and other inservice approaches. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Univ., Normal. Dept. of Sociology - Anthropology.
Identifiers: Education for All Handicapped Children Act
Note: The document was also prepared by the Department of Social Work at Illinois State University.