ACLD Professional Advisory Board Recommedation: A Report and Analysis

Lee Wiederholt, J.
August 1974
Journal of Learning Disabilities;Aug/Sep1974, Vol. 7 Issue 7, p450
Academic Journal
The article presents a report on the role of the Association for Children with Learning Disabilities (ACLD) in influencing legislators to provide financial support for the education of the learning disabled in the United States. During the most recent national ACLD conference in Spring 1974, the parents called upon their appointed professional advisory board to make recommendations regarding programs that should be established in the future at the federal and state levels. The following recommendations were submitted by that board: learning disabilities should be included in the definition of the Handicapped in the U.S. Congressional bills; Funding for Child Service Demonstration Centers and a Leadership Training Institute in Learning Disabilities should be continued for the next two years; Ten to twenty regional centers as a cooperative project between a university, a school system, and the state department should be funded for approximately $250,000 each. These recommendations were made in addition to any appropriations allocated by the individual states for learning disabilities.


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