ERIC Number: ED181668
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Advancing Your Citizenship: An Advocacy Manual for Persons with Disabilities. Monograph 11.
Crosson, Anita; And Others
Written for handicapped persons, their parents, and their advocates, the manual is intended to assist disabled persons to exercise their rights of citizenship. The first section addresses three major laws: P.L. 94-142 (the Education for All Handicapped Children Act), the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Developmentally Disabled Assistance and Bill of Rights Act. The second section covers four specific consumer protection mechanisms required by the legislation: individualized program planning, nondiscrimination, least restrictive alternative, and procedural safeguards in education. The final section presents 10 case studies illustrating interpretation of the legislation and application of the consumer protection mechanisms. Case studies present a problem situation, statement of issues, and discussion. (CL)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Child Advocacy, Citizenship, Citizenship Responsibility, Civil Liberties, Compliance (Legal), Consumer Protection, Disabilities, Due Process, Federal Legislation, Handicapped Children, Individualized Programs, Mainstreaming, Nondiscriminatory Education
Materials Distribution, Rehabilitation Research and Training Center in Mental Retardation, 2nd Floor Clinical Services Building, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 98403 ($3.00, prepayment required)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Human Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Rehabilitation Research and Training Center in Mental Retardation.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act; Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)