ERIC Number: ED318096
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Cambron-McCabe, Nelda H.
Litigation of handicapped students' and employees' rights continued at a significant level in 1988. Requests for attorneys' fees under the Handicapped Children's Protection Act was the focus of the greatest number of cases. As in 1987, two major issues were raised in these cases: the availability of fees for administrative hearings and the constitutionality of the retroactive application of the law. Cases are summarized under the following topics: (1) entitlement to services; (2) procedural safeguards; (3) placement; (4) related services; (5) discipline; (6) remedies; (7) federal funding; (8) state law; and (9) discrimination under the Rehabilitation Act, Section 504. (MLF)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Ancillary School Services, Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Disabilities, Disability Discrimination, Due Process, Educational Responsibility, Elementary Secondary Education, Employer Employee Relationship, Lawyers, Legal Costs, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, School Law, School Responsibility, Special Education, Student Rights
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education of the Handicapped Act 1970; Handicapped Childrens Protection Act 1986; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)