ERIC Number: ED096803
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Rights Handbook for Physically Handicapped Children: Child Advocacy Project.
Minch, Janet; And Others
The handbook is intended to help parents of handicapped children understand and use Massachusetts' laws and federal legislation to obtain their children's rights to education, training, medical services, and tax and social security benefits. Guidelines regarding education concern such topics as the Bartley-Daly Law; class placement; home tutoring; and rights to transportation, annual reevaluation, and confidential records. Discussed are health insurance (individual and group policy coverage), access to hospital records, Medicaid (eligibility, application procedures, and rights to appeal), and handicapped children services. Explained are children's and mothers' social security benefits, and qualifications and application procedures for supplemental security income. Employment and vocational training guidelines focus on such issues as exemption from minimum wage laws and requests for workman's compensation exemption. Federal and Massachusetts income tax laws are explicated. Legally guaranteed rights are listed which apply specifically to visually impaired, hearing impaired, epileptic, and physically handicapped children (such as rights pertaining to automobile plates and taxes, use of public buildings, state and federal housing, recreation, and talking books). Appendixes provide information on legal resources, ways of communicating with and influencing legislators, agency resources, and parent and self-help groups. (GW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Easter Seal Society for Crippled Children and Adults of Massachusetts, Worcester.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts