ERIC Number: ED227626
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Special Education: A Manual for Advocates. Volume I.
The volume is designed to help attorneys, paralegals, and other interested persons to act as advocates for handicapped children. The first chapter provides an overview of federal laws concerning the education of the handicapped (including provisions in the constitution). Chapter 2 lists characteristics and needs of mental retardation, hearing impairments, speech impairments, specific learning disabilities, visual impairment, emotional disturbances, health impairments, orthopedic or physical impairments, multiple handicapping conditions, and developmental disabilities. Chapter 3 focuses on educational evaluation, including sections on procedural protections, student information, specific types of tests, and bias in evaluation. Placement and programming aspects, such as individualized education programs, least restrictive environment, and related services are considered in chapter 4. A final chapter details administrative hearings and appeals. Case summaries on such topics as damages/immunity, residence, priorities, and timelines for service are included in the extensive appendixes along with Federal Statutes and regulations concerning handicapped children. (CL)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Individualized Education Programs, Special Education, Student Evaluation, Student Placement
Center for Law and Education, Inc. Gutman Library, 6 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138 ($25.00 for 2 volumes, $2.50 postage).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Legal Services Corp., Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Law and Education, Boston, MA.
Note: For a related document, see EC 151 076.