ERIC Number: ED083777
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Action Guidelines: Evaluating and Monitoring Education Services for Mentally Retarded Persons.
National Association for Retarded Children, Arlington, TX. South Central Regional Office.
The action guidelines are intended to aid state and local associations for retarded children in ensuring the delivery of appropriate educational services to all mentally retarded children. Stressed are the effects of the right-to-education court decisions in guaranteeing education for the mentally handicapped. Considered in the introduction are existing gaps in services, ways to obtain services through the courts and legislation, the role of the National Association for Retarded Children in ensuring the right to education, and the make-up and functions of state and local education committees. Action steps for state and local education committees are suggested and include reviewing existing education legislation and making use of board of education meetings to inform local policy makers. Evaluation in the areas of administration and organization of educational programs, facility architecture, classification and placement, educational programing, family involvement, and qualifications of special education teachers is encouraged. The question of when litigation should be mounted is examined in the chapter on legislation and litigation. The appendix lists suggested areas of program emphasis for profoundly retarded at the preschool, school age, and adult levels. (DB)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Community Organizations, Court Litigation, Equal Education, Exceptional Child Education, Guidelines, Legislation, Mental Retardation, National Organizations
National Association for Retarded Children, 2709 Avenue E East, Arlington, Texas 76011
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for Retarded Children, Arlington, TX. South Central Regional Office.