Rights of Disabled Children

In the United States, there are 4.5 million of youths who are considered disabled. Basically, a disabled child is someone whose age is less than or equal to 21, and who possesses physical, mental, or behavioral disorder (ERIC Digest #E456). Because of such handicaps, in terms of education, the disabled children are those who require certain amount of special assistance and attention to meet and achieve their needs and potentials.

Under the law governed by Education for All Handicapped Act of 1975, a child with disability has the right to special education. This Act directs a provision of funds to states and local districts for the education program of disabled children. It includes and mandates the provision of the following.

A comprehensive diagnosis of each child's disabilities by a qualified professional team, an annual review of each child's progress, the involvement of parents in educational decisions,...
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