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ERIC Number: ED454645
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
IDEA 1997--"Inclusion Is the Law."
Sultana, Qaisar
This paper stresses that the word "inclusion" is not used in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and that the law calls for students with disabilities to be provided with a free, appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. Ten 1997-1999 court cases that address the placement of students with disabilities are reviewed, including: (1) Kevin G. by Robert G. v. Cranston School Community, a case which demonstrates that the individual needs of the child and where they could best be provided for were given priority over placement in a neighborhood school; (2) Hartman v. Loudon County Board of Education, a case that decided the appropriateness of placement based on academic progress and the nature and degree of severity of the disability; (3) Jonathan G. v. Lower Merion School District, a case in which the court ruled in favor of inclusion in the regular education class because the student was making excellent grades; (4) Mrs. B. v. Milford Board of Education, a case in which the court ruled in favor of a residential program; and (5) Mr. X v. New York State Education Department, a case that reaffirmed that children with disabilities can be placed in segregated facilities. (CR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A