ERIC Number: ED333665
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Americans with Disabilities Act: Educational Implications and Policy Considerations.
This paper provides a historical and current perspective on civil rights and public education of students with disabilities, and offers an overview of the five sections of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (employment, public services, accommodations and services operated by private entities, telecommunications relay services, and miscellaneous provisions). It summarizes the relationship between the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. The paper then identifies issues in achieving integration for all of society's citizens and discusses their impact on education and their policy considerations. These issues include transitions to employment and other postsecondary activities, the disability rights movement, educational reform, and the need for all society's members to have a true sense of value. Contains 52 footnotes. (JDD)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment, Federal Legislation, Mainstreaming, Postsecondary Education, Public Education, Public Facilities, Public Policy, Social Integration, Student Rights, Telecommunications, Transitional Programs, Values
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Council for Exceptional Children (69th, Atlanta, GA, April 1-5, 1991).