ERIC Number: ED240786
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
A Consumer's Guide to Bill 82: Special Education in Ontario. Occasional Papers/22.
Wilson, Anne Keeton
The text provides an overview of the content and implications of Bill 82, Ontario's special education act. Chapter 1 reviews the bill's contents which emphasize five principles: universal access, education at public expense, the appeals process, appropriate programing, and ongoing identification and continuous assessment and review. Chapter 2 documents the identification and placement processes along with avenues of appeal. School board planning and implementation requirements and guidelines are considered in the fourth chapter. Chapter 5 analyzes the implications of the legislation on individual schools and teachers. The parent's role in placement is emphasized in the sixth chapter, which also discusses appeal procedures and more informal recourse methods. Teacher liability is the topic of chapter 7, followed by two case studies illustrating issues of access to school programs. (CL)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Handicap Identification, Legal Responsibility, Legislation, Parent Role, Referral, Special Education, Student Evaluation, Student Placement
The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor St. West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V6.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.
Identifiers: Bill 82 (Ontario); Ontario