Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

(redirected from Public Law 94-142)

In·di·vid·u·als with Dis·a·bil·i·ties Ed·u·ca·tion Act

(IDEA) (in'di-vij'yū-ălz dis-ă-bil'i-tēz ed'yū-kā'shŭn akt)
U.S. federal law (Public Law 94-142, enacted in 1975 and subsequently amended) guaranteeing all students with disabilities, ages birth-21 years, the right to a free and appropriate public education designed to meet their individual needs.
See also: Individualized Education Program
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With the advent of Public Law 94-142 in 1975, the Education of All Handicapped Children Act, it became a mandate that students with disabilities needed to be educated in the least restrictive environment alongside their nondisabled peers.
Public Law 94-142 (passed by Congress in 1975 and implemented in part in 1977 and 1978), The Education of All Handicapped Children Act, included several procedural safeguards, a form of checks and balances to protect children with disabilities.
Public Law 94-142, enacted in 1975, mandated that public schools serve all students with disabilities.
It wasn't until 1975 when the Public Law 94-142 Education Act mandated speech and language services in the schools.
The right-to-education movement culminated with the passage of Public Law 94-142, The Education for All Handicapped Children Act, now known as the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), which guaranteed students with disabilities a free appropriate public education (FAPE).
Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975, Public Law 94-142.
Prior to the implementation of Public Law 94-142 (the Education for All Handicapped Children Act [EAHCA] of 1975), many students with disabilities received either no services or inappropriate services in public schools (Smith & Colon, 1998; Zaccaria, 1969).
The passage of Public Law 94-142 in 1975 signaled an increase in the recognition of the educational, socio-emotional, and vocational needs of children with disabilities.
Public Law 94-142 did not come about because of substantive research evidence demanding reconsideration of the conditions and needs of exceptional individuals.
In Public Law 94-142, the judicial inquiries were "answered' in the provision that all assessments and diagnoses in special education were to be culturally nondiscriminatory.
Long before there was an Americans with Disabilities Act, there was Public Law 94-142, passed in 1975, which made it clear that states were to provide a "free and appropriate" public education to all disabled kids.
This comprehensive volume breaks new ground in assessing the development of special education as a formal discipline from the first efforts in early Christian times to such current mandates as Public Law 94-142.

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