ERIC Number: ED314927
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Oct-8
Reference Count: N/A
Public Law 99-457: An Act To Amend The Education of the Handicapped Act To Reauthorize the Discretionary Programs under that Act, To Authorize an Early Intervention Program under That Act for Handicapped Infants and Toddlers and Their Families, and for Other Purposes. S. 2294. 99th Congress.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC.
The text of Public Law 99-457, the Education of the Handicapped Amendments (1986) is presented. Title I focuses on handicapped infants and toddlers with sections specifying: definitions, general authority, general eligibility, continuing eligibility, requirements for statewide system, the individualized family service plan, state applications and assurances, uses of funds, procedural safeguards, payor of last resort, state interagency coordinating councils, federal administration, allocation of funds, and authorization of appropriations. Title II concerns handicapped children aged 3 to 5 with sections detailing pre-school grants and eligibility for financial assistance. Title III presents discretionary programs with sections on: regional resource and federal centers; services for deaf-blind children and youth; early education for handicapped children; programs for severely handicapped children; postsecondary education; secondary education and transitional services; grants for personnel training; grants to state educational agencies and institutions for traineeships; research and demonstration projects; panels of experts; captioned films and educational media for handicapped persons; technology, educational media, and materials for the handicapped; and financial assistance. Title IV amends various miscellaneous sections related to removal of architectural barriers, state administration, Indians, qualified personnel, and evaluation. (DB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Deaf Blind, Demonstration Programs, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation, Educational Technology, Eligibility, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Individualized Programs, Infants, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Severe Disabilities, Teacher Education, Toddlers
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments 1986