Volume 25, Issue 4 (October 1980)
A Review of Educating Handicapped Children
This is a book about advocacy of the law, and it gives direct answers for all situations where implementation is blocked by the educational bureaucracy and professionals. In a concise, incisive approach Mr. Martin discusses first the challenge of change and the many laws that finally led up to Public Law 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act. Schools were charged to include all handicapped school-age children in appropriate programs of public education. Schools were given two full years to get ready for the act's requirements, from the fall of 1975 to October 1977. The regulations require full compliance with a “free appropriate public education,” with the deadline of 1 Sept. 1978.