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The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Public Law 93-112) (Includes Section 504)
Public Law 99-457
Public Law 99-457 is the result of amendments by the United States Congress, in 1986, to the Education for All Handicapped Children Act. Public Law 99-457 added preschool children to the Public Law 94-142 provisions. Public Law 99-457 necessitates states to make available appropriate and free public education to children ages 3 through 5 who are disabled. The law makes a requirement for states that offer interdisciplinary educational services to disabled toddlers, infants, and their families to receive financial grants. These financial grants act as incentives for states to provide for children from birth to age 2 that have disabilities. Public Law 99-457 also stimulates the development and validation of infant development schedules and tests. http://www.slideshare.net/rbarnabas/idea-1986-pl-99457-presentation
The Education of Handicapped (Public Law 94-142) (Changed in 1990 to IDEA)
History: 25 years in progress in educating children with disabilities through IDEA
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) / US Department of Education
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation. IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities.
Infants and toddlers with disabilities (birth-2) and their families receive early intervention services under IDEA Part C. Children and youth (ages 3-21) receive special education and related services under IDEA Part B.
IDEA Information / Wrightslaw:
Special Education Resources / CA Dept. of Education:http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/sr/selinks.asp
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CA Education Code, Part 30, Special Education
Americans with Disabilities Act / US Dept. of Justice:
Section 504 / US Dept. of Education / Office for Civil Rights:
Section 504 Handbook
No Child Left Behind / CA Dept. of Education:
20 U.S.C. з 1415 Procedural Safeguards:
CA SELPA Ed Code:
Service area covered by a special education local plan and the governance
structure created under any of the planning options of Section 56205, 56206,
56208, 56211, 56213, 56241, 56243, 56244, & 56245 of the Education Code. http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/as/caselpas.asp
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