ERIC Number: ED082435
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
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92nd Congress: Federal Legislation Affecting the Mentally Retarded and Other Handicapped Persons.
Gettings, Robert M.
Summarized is federal legislation affecting the mentally retarded or other handicapped persons and enacted or considered by the 92nd Congress (1971-1972). Reviewed in section I of the paper are some of the overriding issues of the Congress such as the conservative coalition and the war in Southeast Asia, in order to give the political and social context of the legislation. Analyzed in detail in Section II are enacted bills having implications for the handicapped such as the Social Security Amendments of 1972. Examined in Section III are bills enacted by congress but vetoed by President Nixon such as the Rehabilitation Amendments of 1972 and the Economic Opportunity Amendments of 1971. Considered more briefly are bills considered but not enacted by the 92nd Congress. Bills are described and status as of the close of the session given. Relevant bills include the Extension of the Developmental Disabilities Act and Financing of Educational Services for Handicapped Children. The final section looks at general and specialized domestic legislation likely to be considered by the 93rd Congress. General issues include tax reform and national health insurance. Topics relating to the handicapped expected to be considered are the financing of educational programs for handicapped children, improvements in residential services for the mentally retarded and comprehensive child development legislation. (DB)
Descriptors: Exceptional Child Services, Federal Legislation, Handicapped Children, Mental Retardation
National Association of Coordinators of State Programs for the Mentally Retarded, Inc. 2001 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 802, Arlington, Virginia 22202 ($2.50)
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Authoring Institution: National Association of Coordinators of State Programs for the Mentally Retarded, Arlington, VA.