ERIC Number: ED232252
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Legal Issues in Education of the Handicapped. Fastback 186.
Turner, Donald G.
This booklet looks at selected recent court cases dealing with a number of questions regarding P.L. 94-142 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973: (1) What is meant by "free appropriate" education? (2) Which services are considered "related services" and thus obligatory upon schools? (3) What procedural protections must be available when parents disagree with school district employees concerning classification, initial placement, or changes in placement of handicapped children? (4) What happens to the children while disputes are being heard? (5) If the school district can't provide an appropriate educational program, must it (or may it) contract with an outside agency or institution? (6) When must the school district, rather than the parents, pay for such "outside" programs? (7) What special provisions, if any, must be made for disciplinary measures used with handicapped children? From the cases, the author extracts guidelines educators may find helpful in attempting to meet the educational needs of handicapped children within the parameters established by law. The author concludes that the ultimate question educators must ask themselves is whether it is too expensive to provide the handicapped their due rights. (JM)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Disabilities, Discipline Policy, Educational Discrimination, Elementary Secondary Education, Expulsion, Federal Legislation, Legal Responsibility, Student Placement, Student Rights
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Phi Delta Kappa, Los Angeles. Univ. of Southern California.
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.
Identifiers: Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)