Asked by Clinton Vaughn on Feb 29, 2024

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Initially,what Act required public schools that receive federal funds to provide students (ages 3-21 years) with a disability an education in the least restrictive environment?

A) Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act
B) American with Disabilities Act
C) Education for All Handicapped Children Act
D) No Child Left Behind

Education For All Handicapped Children Act

The Education for All Handicapped Children Act was a landmark legislation in the United States that required all public schools accepting federal funds to provide equal access to education for children with physical and mental disabilities.

Least Restrictive Environment

A principle in special education that students with disabilities should be educated to the maximum extent appropriate with peers who do not have disabilities.

  • Recognize principal statutes pertaining to educational provisions for learners with disabilities.
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Starla Farrar

Feb 29, 2024

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C
Explanation :
The Education for All Handicapped Children Act, which was enacted in 1975, required public schools that receive federal funds to provide students with disabilities an education in the least restrictive environment. It was later renamed as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in 1990, which has since undergone several amendments, including the most recent version called the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) in 2004. The other options, American with Disabilities Act and No Child Left Behind, do not specifically address the education of students with disabilities in public schools.