February 1973
Journal of Learning Disabilities;Feb1973, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p120
Academic Journal
This article presents information on several recent developments related to learning disabilities. Leaders in the field of special education in the United States left on November 24, to meet with colleagues in the Soviet Union. for a three week seminar on the instruction of handicapped children. The meetings were arranged under the recent cultural exchange agreement signed by the United States and the Soviet Union calling for an exchange of bilateral seminars in the field of education. The National Center for Law and the Handicapped (NCLH) officially opened on September 1, 1972. The Center is funded by a grant jointly awarded by the Division of Developmental Disabilities and the Bureau of Education for the Handicapped, both agencies of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. The primary activity of the NCLH is to seek equal rights for all handicapped persons, many of whom have been neglected under the law or discriminated against by public agencies. Operationally, NCLH will develop a systematic approach to raise such legal issues, to seek their resolution, and to communicate the same to interested groups and individuals.


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