ERIC Number: ED116425
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Public Law 94-142, 94th Congress, S. 6, November 29, 1975; An Act to Amend the Education of the Handicapped Act to Provide Educational Assistance to All Handicapped Children, and for Other Purposes.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC.
Presented is the text of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 (Public Law 94-142) designed to amend the Education of the Handicapped Act. Among provisions of the Act are a strict due process guarantee, incentives to local school districts and states to provide preschool services, and significant new funding formulae for funding to flow not only to state education agencies as under previous legislation but also directly to local school districts on an entitlement basis. Issues covered in the Act include extension of existing law; research findings and purpose of the Act; definitions of terms such as special education and individualized education program; and assistance for the education of all handicapped children in terms of entitlements and allocations, eligibility, state plans, financial aid application procedures, procedural safeguards with respect to the provision of free appropriate public education, withholding and judicial review when an agency fails to comply with provisions, administration of educational programs, evaluation of authorized programs, incentive grants, and state educational agency payments. Also included is a section for amendments pertaining to employment of handicapped individuals, removal of architectural barriers, and media centers for the handicapped. (SB)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act