ERIC Number: ED245469
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Policies Which Address Out-of-District Placements and Assure Education in the Least Restrictive Environment. A Report of the Handicapped Public Policy Analysis Project. Volume 3.
Farrow, Frank; Rogers, Cheryl
The study examines the status of providing services to children in out-of-district placements and the implementation of the least restrictive environment mandate for handicapped children. Part I reviews the statutory mandate for least restrictive placement and notes policy problems associated with the effort. Part II identifies state policies to reduce out-of-district placements (Connecticut and Maryland), assure education in the least restrictive environment (Louisiana, Florida, and California), and promote deinstitutionalization (Colorado). Local policies to promote education in the least restrictive environment are noted, including development of new less restrictive alternatives, improvement of placement decisions, change in attitudes toward the education of handicapped children, and achievement of an overall strategy for least restrictive environment. Descriptions of state and local efforts are appended. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Social Policy, Washington, DC.