ERIC Number: ED107018
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Compendium of Law Suits Establishing the Legal Rights of Mentally Retarded Citizens.
President's Committee on Mental Retardation, Washington, DC.
Presented is a compendium of state lawsuits establishing the legal and constitutional rights of mentally retarded citizens. Cases cover the following rights: to equal educational opportunity; to be free from inappropriate educational classification, labeling, and placement to community services and to treatment in the least restrictive environment; to be free from peonage and involuntary servitude; to be free from restrictive zoning ordinances; to have free access to buildings and transportation systems; to be free from unconstitutional commitment practices; to procreate; and to have equal access to adequate medical services. Usually included for each case are the state, the lawsuit's status, legal advocates involved, principles established, and comments. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: President's Committee on Mental Retardation, Washington, DC.