Date of Award


Document Type

Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Education of Mentally Handicapped)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Sister Mary Johanna Flanagan, O.S.F.

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Special education--Law and legislation; Mainstreaming in education


State and federal legislators can no longer ignore the exceptional child. His rights must and will be given him. He must be given an education. The child can be refused admittance to school because of his color, race, creed or handicap. The purpose of the writer. then, was to discover reasons for our nation's shift from sending handicapped to an institution away from the mainstream of American life, taking the child from his natural family to providing for that child in his own community, or nearby to counseling his parents and providing him with a teacher trained to meet his needs.


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