TITLE

Special Education in North Dakota

PUB. DATE
April 1973
SOURCE
Journal of Learning Disabilities;Apr1973, Vol. 6 Issue 4, p259
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that in accordance with the national goal established by the U.S. Office of Education to provide an appropriate education for every handicapped child by 1980, North Dakota has moved ahead in an effort to fully implement this goal on or before the national target date. At first assessment, special education in the state was faced with many of the problems commonly found in rural areas. Legislation was permissive, with services being provided to less than one-third of the total handicapped population. In November of 1971, a State Steering Committee on Special Education was formed to try and change the picture. Sixteen educators, legislators and parents gave over 1,000 man hours to the study of the areas of concern. The North Dakota Century Code was studied in relation to model legislation suggested by the Council for Exceptional Children. Although it was felt that many of the items in the model legislation should be implemented through state department regulations rather than law, it was established that school districts will be required to provide special education programs for handicapped children, acting separately or jointly with other districts or through County Special Education Boards.
ACCESSION #
18962759

 

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