Definitions for "Public Law 94-142"
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.