ERIC Number: ED355701
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Summary of Existing Legislation Affecting People with Disabilities. [Revised.]
National Association of State Mental Retardation Program Directors, Alexandria, VA.
This publication provides a summary of relevant federal laws concerning the legal rights and benefits available to persons with disabilities. Relevant laws are divided into general subject areas, including education, employment, health, housing, income maintenance, nutrition, civil rights, social services, transportation, and vocational rehabilitation. After providing a brief overview of each law's basic structure, major programs authorized under the statute that affect persons with disabilities are described. The summary of each law concludes with an encapsulated legislative history, highlighting major milestones in the evolution of the particular statute as it impacts persons with disabilities. Minor legislation is summarized in an abridged format. Appendices provide a table listing the legislative histories of key statutes and a table of programs within each category. (PB)
Descriptors: Adults, Civil Rights, Civil Rights Legislation, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Equal Protection, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Preschool Education, Public Health Legislation
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Mental Retardation Program Directors, Alexandria, VA.
Note: For an earlier version, see ED 302 996.