ERIC Number: ED330699
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Federally Mandated Special Education Related Services: Present and Projected Trends.
Romereim, Loye D.
The present and future status of the related services component of Public Law 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975, was studied. The purposes of this study were to determine whether or not: state educational agencies had provided or planned to provide written guidelines regarding specific related services; selected issues concerning the delivery of related services were presently considered to exist and/or were projected to exist in 1995; and there was a difference between the services presently permitted in each state and those services projected to be allowable in 1995. Information was obtained from: (1) an earlier study conducted by L. D. Romereim for the Sioux Falls School District (South Dakota); (2) a review of related literature, including legislation and litigation; and (3) a survey of state directors of special education concerning selected current and projected related services issues. Thirty-seven (73%) of 51 state directors of special education responded to a mailed questionnaire that was developed for the study. Less than half of the respondents indicated that their state had developed related services guidelines and few states were developing any related services guidelines. Litigation was not a major concern. Funding was the primary present and future concern of all respondents. Respondents did not agree on which services should be considered related services. The findings emphasize the need for further study of the issues connected with related services for special education students. Four tables and a matrix present the survey data. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Sioux Falls School District SD
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Northern Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association (Jackson, WY, October 5-7, 1989).