Legal aspects relating to handicapped students in physical education and athletics

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Terrell West (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Gail Hennis

Abstract: This investigative study deals with the legal aspects of handicapped children in physical education and athletics. Congressional legislation is given showing those public laws that were used as stepping stones leading to the finalizing of The Education For All Handicapped Children Act of 1975, Public Law 94-142. A summary of the federal mandates that give specific references to students' rights, parents' rights, and procedural due process is highlighted. Court cases are cited showing the major causes of dispute within the educational system dealing with handicapped children. Decisions have been reached in the following areas: procedural due process, free appropriate public education, placement in the least restrictive environment, educational cost to parents, and the discrimination against athletes based solely on their handicapped conditions. General summary and conclusions were based on existing court decisions that should be of value of all educational decision-makers.

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Language: English
Date: 1979
Physical education for children with disabilities $x Law and legislation
Children with disabilities $x Education $x Law and legislation

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