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Leafstedt, Jill M.; Itkonen, Tiina; Arner-Costello, Fran; Hardy, Amber; Korenstein, Bernard; Medina, Matthew; Medina, Eileen; Murray, Alan; Regester, April – Issues in Teacher Education, 2007
This article presents a panel discussion held to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (EAHCA), commonly referred to as PL 94-142. The panel discussion was one part of a statewide Commemoration in California. A seven member panel, consisting of families and educators were invited to share their…
Descriptors: Special Education, Public Education, Focus Groups, Federal Legislation
Coots, Jennifer J. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2007
Parent participation has been one of the key principles of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) since it was first authorized in 1975 as the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (EAHCA) and has continued through the most recent reauthorization in 2004. Parents of children with disabilities have decision making…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Parent Participation, Developmental Delays, Related Services (Special Education)
Jimenez, Terese C.; Graf, Victoria L.; Rose, Ernest – Issues in Teacher Education, 2007
On November 29, 1975 then President Ford signed the "Education of All Handicapped Children Act" (EAHCA) into law, mandating for the first time that children and youth with disabilities be afforded the right to a free and appropriate public education, individualized programming, parental participation in the decision making process,…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, General Education, Disabilities, Access to Education