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Evolution of the Parent Movement

Past, Present, and Future

Authored by: H. Rutherford III Turnbull , Karrie A. Shogren , Ann P. Turnbull

Handbook of Special Education

Print publication date:  April  2011
Online publication date:  May  2011

Print ISBN: 9780415800716
eBook ISBN: 9780203837306
Adobe ISBN: 9781136869624


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Today, the right of students with disabilities to a free appropriate public education is firmly established as a matter of law. That establishment is the result of nearly 50 years of advocacy by parents and their allies, joined together in a civil rights movement, and the enactment of a federal special education law.

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