Special-Ed. Rules Scheduled for 1983
The Education Department announced last week that it does not expect to issue another set of proposed new rules for the Education For All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 until late winter or early spring 1983 at the earliest.
In addition, the department said public outcry over the proposed revisions "has brought to light a number of opportunities to improve upon" the proposal that Secretary of Education Terrel H. Bell unveiled Aug. 4.
According to a notice published in the Nov. 3 edition of the Federal Register, the department will reopen for consideration such matters as:
Deciding how to ensure that parents have adequate and timely information about the evaluation and placement of their handicapped children in educational programs.
Deciding how to increase the involvement of parents in the education of their children.
Ensuring that children are evaluated through the use of a multidisciplinary approach in all appropriate cases.
Ensuring that appropriate criteria and procedures are used to determine whether a child has a specific learning disability.--tm