ERIC Number: ED087144
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
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Ohio's Comprehensive Plan for the Education of the Handicapped.
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
Information on program standards, sample school district configurations, recommendations, and current status and projected needs of Ohio's comprehensive plan for the education of handicapped children is presented. Noted is tripling of number of special education units in the last decade and a 1972 state law which requires submission of local plans and development of a state plan. Provided are program standards for the following handicapping conditions and supplementary services: hearing impaired, crippled, visually impaired, multiply handicapped, learning and behaviorally disabled, emotionally disturbed, educable mentally retarded, speech and hearing services, school psychological services, transportation of handicapped children, individual instructional services, and individual supplemental services. Also noted are criteria for legal dismissal from school attendance. Listed by disability areas are ways sample school systems organize their programs. Recommendations include the development of inter-district cooperative programs, revision of the code to clarify eligibility for and dismissal from educational services by trainable mentally retarded children, and early assistance for handicapped children. The final section provides data on the incidence and needs of handicapped children based on analysis of approximately 700 local plans. Given for each handicapping condition are incidence, current status and projected need (in terms of children served, units approved, cost per unit, and total cost), and an explanation of the formula used for the projection. (DB)
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio