Lessons from the Legislative History of Federal Special Education Law: A Vignette for Advocates

  • Grace L. FrancisEmail author
  • Rud Turnbull
Part of the Issues in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ICCP)


Assume you are a doctoral student in a discipline serving individuals with disabilities and their families. Assume your major advisor, Professor Shelly Keats, received an invitation to testify before a Congressional committee that is preparing a bill to reauthorize (re-enact) the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The committee members want to know about the types of interventions and services they should require educators to use.


Special Education Intellectual Disability Assistive Technology Specific Learning Disability Handicap Child 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Beach Center on DisabilityUniversity of KansasLawrenceUSA

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