ERIC Number: ED081122
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun-1
Reference Count: 0
Legal Provision for State and Local Planning for the Delivery of Educational Services to Handicapped Children.
Trudeau, Elaine, Ed.
Presented is an alphabetical listing of approximately 38 states which gives information on the legal bases for state and local planning, usually conducted by advisory committees, to deliver educational services to handicapped children. Some of the committees' activities are described as presenting status or progress reports, clarifying policies, or conducting surveys relating to identification and location of handicapped children. Noted is the specificity of some states' goals in planning, such as focusing on disability categories, and contrasted is more generalized state planning such as requiring local school districts to submit yearly plans. Enforcement powers are said to differ state to state, often centering on boards of education. Considered in relation to state and/or local advisory boards, which exist in more than half the states, are membership, duties, and functions. Noted is the trend to establish strong planning and advisory bodies in states that have passed "right to education" legislation. (MC)
Descriptors: Administration, Advisory Committees, Boards of Education, Community Programs, Exceptional Child Education, Handicapped Children, Program Development, State Legislation, State Programs, State Standards
Council for Exceptional Children, 1411 South Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 900, Arlington, Virginia 22202
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State-Federal Information Clearinghouse for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.