ERIC Number: ED271924
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Position Statement on a Regular Education/Special Education Initiative.
Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities, Pittsburgh, PA.
The Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities (ACLD) position statement focuses on the development of a Regular Education/Special Education Initiative (RE/SEI). RE/SEI is defined as a system of integrated planning, delivery, and evaluation of the effects of services to all students. The program would incorporate management of special and regular education. Recommendations are made for (1) continuation of P.L. 94-142 (The Education for All Handicapped Children Act) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, (2) pilot programs to test the efficacy of the RE/SEI concept; and (3) competency training of all involved personnel in preservice and inservice preparation programs. ACLD affirms that learning disabled students need more than a "watered down" special education and that there has been insufficient time and funds expended to meet the promise of P.L. 94-142. The position paper concludes with descriptions and definitions of specific learning disabilities. (CL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities, Pittsburgh, PA.