ERIC Number: ED102768
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
First Class Citizenship for Handicapped People: 1974 Annual Report of the National Advisory Committee on the Handicapped.
National Advisory Committee on Handicapped Children, Washington, DC.
The 1974 annual report of the National Advisory Committee on the Handicapped provides general information on the committee, recommendations, and a review of current trends, programs, and institutions serving the handicapped. Functions of the committee are noted, and members are listed. Given are priority recommendations such as the need for the U.S. Office of Education to obtain a statement of assurance from each state that no handicapped child will be excluded from educational services. Reviewed are actions taken on the 1973 recommendations such as the strengthening of the Bureau of Education for the Handicapped. Current trends such as increased awareness by the public of the barriers faced by the handicapped, mainstreaming (as illustrated by Project PRIME in Texas), and improved services to the severely handicapped are discussed. Also noted are increased attention to the handicapped given by the media and the requirement that Head Start programs serve handicapped children. Briefly described are the following special institutions: Gallaudet College, Model Secondary School for the Deaf, Kendall Demonstration Elementary School, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, National Center on Educational Media and Materials for the Handicapped, and the American Printing House for the Blind. The report concludes with sample quotes from state education agency personnel reflecting common concerns facing the field of the handicapped (such as personnel training). (DB)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Annual Reports, Educational Trends, Equal Education, Exceptional Child Education, Government Role, Handicapped Children, Program Descriptions, Public Opinion, Special Schools, State Departments of Education
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 1780-01329, $0.55)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Advisory Committee on Handicapped Children, Washington, DC.