ERIC Number: ED085951
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Education of Children with Handicapping Conditions.
State Univ. of New York, Albany. Office of the Regents.
Presented is a statement of policy and proposed action by the New York Regents dealing with the education of handicapped children. Stressed is the need for a functional system of advocacy which places responsibility for the education of handicapped children with the local school district and provides for review and supervision by the Commissioner of Education. To aid in the identification of handicapped children, definitions of the following conditions are given: trainable mentally retarded, educable mentally retarded, severely emotionally disturbed, hearing impaired, visually impaired, physically handicapped, speech impaired, neurologically impaired, and learning disabled. The roles of the state, the local school district, and parents in the proposed advocacy system are explained. Cooperative board and large cities are encouraged to provide programs which cannot be supported efficiently at the local level. Delineated are state education department responsibilities such as maintaining handicapped pupil registers. It is proposed that the state assume all costs in excess of average local costs on a per pupil basis. Recommended is legislation regarding legal responsibility for education of handicapped children, and construction of all new schools to conform to the requirements of children with handicapping conditions. Stressed is the need for coordinated planning and action by all levels and units of the educational system. (DB)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Office of the Regents.
Identifiers - Location: New York