ERIC Number: ED417500
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
America Needs Us All: People with Disabilities Learning and Earning.
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
This brochure provides an overview of programs and services of the components of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. First it describes services of the Office of Special Education Programs in implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, especially the Parent Training and Information Centers, and the Office's assistance to the states in developing early identification and professional development programs. Next, it looks at activities of the Rehabilitation Services Administration to support state vocational rehabilitation programs, independent living centers, and programs to train and place people with disabilities in jobs. Finally, research and technology activities of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research and the Office of Special Education Programs are noted, such as development of an idea book for adaptive parenting equipment, work to improve computer accessibility, and research on the use of technology in education. Case studies illustrate how individuals have been positively affected by these government programs. (DB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Policy, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Government Role, Public Agencies, Rehabilitation, Special Education, Technological Advancement, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act