ERIC Number: ED341218
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Count Me In: Resource Manual on Disabilities.
Milota, Cathy; And Others
This resource guide presents general information about disabilities and summaries of relevant federal laws. A question-and-answer format is used to highlight key features of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (Public Law 94-142, reauthorized in 1990 as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act); Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Public Law 99-457; and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Then individual sections provide information on vision impairments, hearing impairments, speech impairments, physical disabilities, mental retardation, learning disabilities, multiple disabilities, emotional disorders, autism, and other health impairments. Information provided typically includes the nature of the impairment, severity factors, associated problems, aids and appliances, therapeutic or remediation approaches, simulation activities, and resources (books for both children and adults as well as organizations). Specifically discussed under physical disabilities and other health impairments are the following conditions: cerebral palsy, spina bifida, spinal cord injury, muscular dystrophy (Duchene type), juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, brittle bone disease, and amputation. The guide also presents lists of general print and organizational resources, guidelines for use of less stigmatizing terminology, and suggestions for interacting with individuals with disabilities. (DB)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Autism, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Federal Legislation, Hearing Impairments, Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Multiple Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Preschool Education, Simulation, Special Health Problems, Speech Handicaps, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Visual Impairments
PACER Center, 4826 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55417-1055 ($15.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: PACER Center, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments 1986; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)