ERIC Number: ED378765
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Special Education Law: Case Summaries and Federal Regulations.
Thomas, Stephen B.; Denzinger, Carol A.
This document presents summaries of state and federal special education court cases from approximately 1980 through 1992 and the federal regulations for Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as amended through March 1993. Cases are grouped by issue addressed and include a citation and a one-paragraph summary of the decision. The following seven major topics are covered (with sample subtopics in parentheses): (1) qualification for services (residency, age, and qualification under IDEA); (2) due process procedures (Individualized Education Program development and review, notification and consent requirements, and judicial review); (3) student placement (appropriate placement/services, length of day and year, least restrictive environment); (4) related services (psychiatric services and psychotherapy, nursing care, and transportation); (5) disciplining students with disabilities (corporal punishment, suspension, and disciplinary program incorporated into the Individualized Education Program); (6) relief under IDEA (reimbursement for private services, attorney fees, and compensatory education); and (7) financial issues (equal protection, state funding, and state immunity). Additional sections summarize cases specific to preschool, higher education, and employment. A table lists cases alphabetically. The IDEA Part B regulations are presented in the order of the law's various sections. (DB)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Disabilities, Discipline Policy, Due Process, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Financial Support, Higher Education, Preschool Education, Pupil Personnel Services, Special Education, Student Placement
National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, 3601 S.W. 29th St., Suite 223, Topeka, KS 66614-2047.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part B