ERIC Number: EJ807474
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
Legal Issues in Educating Students with Disabilities
Fowler, Gerard A.; Rainey, Amanda L.
Journal of School Public Relations, v28 n3 p221-233 Sum 2007
Since the passing of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Americans With Disabilities Act, and the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, public and private schools have had to adapt the ways in which they provide education and services to their students and communities. It is essential for school public relations professionals to be familiar and conversant in legal issues relating to individuals with disabilities and the way in which the educational system supports them. This article offers background information on prominent legislation, requirements for schools, and successful strategies for handling disciplinary actions, by reviewing recent case law and legislation.
Descriptors: Legal Problems, Disabilities, Special Needs Students, Compliance (Legal), Student Rights, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Access to Education, Equal Education, Public Relations, Eligibility, Early Intervention, Public Education, Student Evaluation, Individualized Education Programs, Student Needs, Teacher Competencies, Private Schools
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)