ERIC Number: ED236904
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jan-3
Reference Count: N/A
Special Education and the Law. Issuegram 10.
Citron, Christiane Hyde
Various state and federal laws related to education of the handicapped are outlined to aid state educators in identifying needs and formulating public school policy. Constitutional and statutory law concerning the educational rights of the handicapped are listed, including the Constitution, state constitutions, Public Law 94-142, and Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act. The following statutory rights provided in Public Law 94-142 and Section 504 are identified and explained in detail: free appropriate public education, Individualized Education Programs (IEP's), education in the least restrictive environment, fair evaluation, related services, extended school year, sports participation, and fair discipline. Several innovative state provisions are also described. The paper concludes with a list of recommended reading. (LP)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)