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Bordner, Ginger A.; Berkley, Mira Tetkowski – Childhood Education, 1992
Suggests that Public Law 99-457 raises questions about the play of children with special needs. Discusses topics which include (1) the developmental nature of play; (2) play of special needs children; (3) strategies for teaching play skills, and (4) implications of research for teachers' practice. A direct approach to teaching children about…
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Childrens Games, Class Activities, Disabilities
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Florian, Lani – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 1995
This article reviews the legislative history of Public Law 99-457, the Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments of 1986, which created a new program of early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities. The unique features of Part H are considered in the context of current uncertainty about its future. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational History, Educational Legislation
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Garwood, S. Gray – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 1987
The paper reviews factors affecting development of early intervention programs for all handicapped infants including changing political and economic conditions and programmatic issues (setting, staffing, identification). Finally, the provisions of P.L. 99-457 creating a discretionary infant intervention program are outlined. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Government Role, Infants
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Garwood, S. Gray; And Others – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 1988
This article discusses the newly enacted Public Law 99-457, which mandates preschool special education, in the historical context of the implementation of Public Law 94-142. Provisions of the new law are summarized, and a variety of issues (such as interagency coordination) that the field needs to address are discussed. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Educational Legislation
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Barnett, W. Steven – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 1988
The article reviews the current situation in preschool special education: who is served, how they are served, and program costs; predicted is program expansion under Public Law 99-457. A strategy is recommended for developing state preschool special education policies that take into account costs as well as benefits. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Finance