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ERIC Number: EJ894609
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8405
The History of Legislation and Regulations Related to Children with Developmental Disabilities: Implications for School Nursing Practice Today
Dang, Michelle T.
Journal of School Nursing, v26 n4 p252-259 Aug 2010
A significant number of children in the United States have developmental disabilities. Historically, many children with developmental disabilities were institutionalized and rarely seen in public. Currently, children with developmental disabilities are entitled to education and health-related support services that permit them access to public education and community services. To understand current laws related to children with developmental disabilities, it is important to consider past legislation and landmark court cases that have significantly affected the lives of children with disabilities and school nursing practice. This article presents an overview of historical legislation and court cases as they pertain to children and individuals with developmental disabilities and of current issues that require further attention and inquiry. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act