June 1974
Journal of Learning Disabilities;Jun/Jul1974, Vol. 7 Issue 6, p331
Academic Journal
This article informs that as of June 30, 1974, the funding of the Leadership Training Institute (LTI) in Learning Disabilities at the University of Arizona ceases. Apparently, the Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (BEH) was unhappy with the way the LTI was working out. It did not seem feasible to handle such factors as all technical assistance for the entire country from one central location. It is rumored that there was no effective interface with training programs as expected at the University of Arizona. The BEH claims that it simply couldn't get a fundable response on the LTI proposal. The truth of the matter is that the way in which the dismantlement was carried out may signal more than is apparent to the casual observer. Learning disabilities, as a category, has never been as organized within the bureaucracies of federal management as have other categories, such as the deaf, blind, and so forth.


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