ERIC Number: ED199964
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
A Comprehensive Analysis of States' Ages of Eligibility Policies for Special Education: Issues and Implications for Policy Development.
Barresi, Josephine G.; And Others
Analyses of state policy regarding the impact of age provisions of P.L. 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, on eligibility at preschool and postschool levels were conducted. Changes were found (compared to a 1973 survey) in 28 states, including 10 states with expanded eligibility and 18 with narrowed eligibility statutes. The majority of changes indicated a negative trend in state policies supporting programs at both the older and younger age ranges. Tables list the major findings, identifying states that have lowered and raised their statutory minimum and maximum ages. Also included is a chart listing ages of eligibility specified in regulations and state plans. Among policy issues raised is the need to examine levels of policy operating within states and reasons behind state policy changes in eligibility ages. (CL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.
Note: A Part of the Policy Options Project.