Selected Moments of the 20th Century

A work in progress edited by Daniel Schugurensky
Department of Adult Education, Community Development and Counselling Psychology,
The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT)


Rehabilitation Act

According to the Rehabilitation Act:

AN ACT To replace the Vocational Rehabilitation Act, to extend and revise the authorization of grants to States for vocational rehabilitation services, with special emphasis on services to individuals with the most severe disabilities, to expand special Federal responsibilities and research and training programs with respect to individuals with disabilities, to establish special responsibilities in the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare for coordination of all programs with respect to individuals with disabilities within the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, and for other purposes. \1\ \1\1A The title of the Act, as shown above, reflects the amendments described in section 102(p)(1) of Public Law 10209569 (106 Stat. 4355). Note, however, that there is a legal question as to whether the title of an Act can be amended, as the title precedes the enacting clause and therefore is arguably not law. See Sutherland Statutory Construction \\19.05, 47.04, 47.05 (4th ed. 1984, 1985); R. Dickerson, The Fundamentals of Legal Drafting \13.2 (2nd ed. 1986).

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act, with the following table of contents, may be cited as the "Rehabilitation Act of 1973"

For More Information: Rehabilitation Act Overview of ADA, IDEA, and Section 504

1997 The 'Individuals with Disabilities Education Act' (IDEA) is Amended

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