Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

, Volume 32, Issue 5, pp 479–493

A Brief Overview of Special Education Law with Focus on Autism

  • H. Rutherford TurnbullIII
  • Brennan L. Wilcox
  • Matthew J. Stowe
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Abstract

This article reviews the provisions of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act as they apply particularly to students with autism. It also refers to the antidiscrimination provisions of the Rehabilitation Act Amendments (Sec. 504) and to their relevance to students with autism. It attempts to answer specific questions posed by the National Academy of Science.

Autism education antidiscrimination Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Rutherford TurnbullIII
    • 1
  • Brennan L. Wilcox
    • 1
  • Matthew J. Stowe
    • 1
  1. 1.The Beach Center on Families and DisabilityUniversity of KansasHaworth

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