Essay on The Case Of Pennsylvania Association For Retarded Children

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1. What were the two main findings in the PARC Case (1971)?
The case of Pennsylvania Association for Retarded Children (PARC) v. the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania consists in a sue against a state law which denied access to education to children with disabilities who have not reached the 5 year old mental developmental. The two main findings in this case are the right of students with mental retardation to receive free public education and, as long as possible, include this kind of students in a regular classroom rather than an isolated special class.

2. Identify by exceptionality the students who were eligible for Exceptional Student Education under the provisions of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (94-142) passed in 1975?
According to the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (EAHCA)( 1975), to be eligible for special education under P.L. 94-142, children had to be defined "as being mentally retarded, hard of hearing, deaf, speech impaired, visually handicapped, seriously emotionally disturbed, orthopedically impaired or as having specific learning disabilities, and who because of those impairments need special education and related services" (EAHCA, Sec. 121a.5(a)).

3. Do the parents have to pay for the education if their disabled child attends a public school?
One of the provisions of IDEA (1990) is assure the right to a free and appropriate education in public schools to children with disabilities between ages of three to twenty-one.
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