also called the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (EHA). The first federal law mandating special education. Passed in 1975 requiring that public schools provide a free appropriate public education to school-aged children ages three through twenty-one (exact ages depend on the state's mandate), regardless of disability
Now entitled IDEA. The federal legislation governing the education of all handicapped students. PL 94-142 mandates that all public schools in the U.S. are to provide "a free, appropriate public education and related services" to "all handicapped children." PL stands for Public Law, 94 means it was passed by the 94th Congress, and 142 is the number of the law.
Education for all Disabled Children Act of 1975 which guarantees a free appropriate public education for all children with exceptional needs.
Public Law 94-142, entitled the Education of All Handicapped Children Act, was passed in 1975 and established the requirements for free and appropriate education for all handicapped children. It also restricts the use of tests and assessment procedures with handicapped individuals.
a law passed in 1975 requiring that public schools provide a "free appropriate public education" to school-aged children ages 3-21; and provides funds for states and territories to plan a comprehensive service system for infants and toddlers (ages birth through 2 years) with disabilities.
A federal law that ensures access to public educational opportunities to handicapped persons, ages 3-21.
The Education for All Handicapped Children Act; enacted into law in 1975
According to the California Department of Education (CDE), the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 mandated a free appropriate public education for all children with disabilities, ensured due process rights, mandated Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and Law Related Education (LRE), and became the core of federal funding for special education. In addition, according the U.S. Department of Education, Public Law 94-142 clearly defined the rights of children with handicaps and their parents. A fundamental provision of the law is the right of parents to participate in the educational decision-making process.
a law passed in 1975 requiring that public schools provide a "free appropriate public education" to school aged children ages 3-21 (exact ages depend on your state's mandate), regardless of disabling condition; also called the Education For All Handicapped Children Act, with recent amendments now called the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).