ERIC Number: ED207270
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Summary of Existing Legislation Relating to the Handicapped.
Gettings, Robert M.; Mensh, Stephanie
The book provides a summary of relevant federal laws on the legal rights and benefits of mentally and physically disabled citizens. Various laws are organized into 11 subject areas: education, employment, health, housing, income maintenance, nutrition, rights, social services, transportation, vocational rehabilitation, and miscellaneous. Among the acts covered are the Education of the Handicapped Act, Comprehensive Employment and Training Act, Social Security Act, Housing Act of 1959, National School Lunch Act, Urban Mass Transportation Act, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Internal Revenue Code. Provisions of each act are described in nontechnical language, using a common format. After providing a brief overview of the law's basic purpose and structure, the major programs authorized under the statute which affect handicapped persons are described. Appendixes contain a legislative history of key statutes relating to the handicapped and a table of programs. (SB)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Disabilities, Educational Benefits, Employment, Federal Legislation, Health, Housing, Income, Nutrition, Social Services, Transportation, Vocational Rehabilitation
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, Washington, DC.