ERIC Number: ED343318
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar-28
Reference Count: N/A
Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments of 1990, P.L. 101-476: A Summary. CRS Report for Congress.
Aleman, Steven R.
This summary of the Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments of 1990, Public Law 101-476, identifies how these Amendments extend and expand special education research, demonstration, and training programs of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). IDEA authorizes three state formula grant programs and several discretionary grant programs. The basic state grant and preschool state grant are permanently authorized. The infants and toddlers state grant (Part H) is authorized through fiscal year (FY) 1991. The 1990 reauthorization legislation focuses first on increasing opportunities for minorities and the economically and educationally disadvantaged and, second on increasing availability of transition services that help individuals with disabilities move from special education into either further education or work and independent living. Two new grant programs were established: the personnel training grants for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other minority institutions, and a 5-year competitive state grant program for joint projects to improve transition services. Other provisions of the 1990 Amendments address: the Act's name; eligibility of children with autism and traumatic brain injury for special services under IDEA; the operational definition of Attentional Deficit Disorder; litigation rights; and discretionary grant program process. The Amendments increase authorization levels from $309 million for FY 1991 to $408 million for FY 1994. Each of the eight parts of the Act is summarized: Part A, General Provisions; Part B, Assistance for Education of All Individuals with Disabilities; Part C, Centers and Services to Meet Special Needs of Individuals with Disabilities; Part D, Training Personnel for the Education of Individuals with Disabilities; Part E, Research in the Education of Individuals with Disabilities; Part F, Instructional Media for Individuals with Disabilities; Part G, Technology, Educational Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities; and Part H, Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities. (DB)
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Autism, Black Colleges, Court Litigation, Disabilities, Disadvantaged Youth, Early Intervention, Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation, Educational Media, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Grants, Head Injuries, Infants, Minority Groups, Preschool Education, Special Education, State Federal Aid, Toddlers, Transitional Programs
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Congressional Research Service.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act