ERIC Number: ED061678
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jan
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Summary of Massachusetts Study of Educational Opportunities for Handicapped and Disadvantaged Children.
Blatt, Burton; And Others
Reported are results of a survey and evaluation of the entire system of programs for the education of the handicapped and disadvantaged in Massachusetts. The study focused on three major activities: identification and description of children known to have special needs who are not being served by official agencies; descriptions of life in classrooms, institutions, and other special settings; and development of programs, recommendations, and legislative proposals. The first part of the report, Project Summaries, covers sample exemplary programs, an observational survey of programs for the retarded, social experiences of newly committed retarded children, language stimulation in state institutions, a survey of facilities and services for children with multiple sensory disorders, school-age children not in school, and analysis of Massachusetts' statutes regarding children with special needs. The second part of the report presents recommended legislative reforms, including acts relative to full reimbursement for special education programs and to creation of a new State Department of Child Development (with cost estimates). (KW)
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Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Advisory Council on Education, Boston.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts