Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 97.djvu/1407

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PUBLIC LAW 98-199—DEC. 2, 1983 97 STAT. 1375 (2) The review and evaluation under this section shall involve the active participation of the parents of handicapped children. (b)(l) Not later than six months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to the Congress, for referral to the Committee on Education and Labor of the House of Repre- sentatives and the Committee on Labor and Human Resources of the Senate, a report of the review and evaluation required by this section, together with a detailed proposal for any legislation necessary to implement the recommendations of such review and evaluation. (2) The report required under paragraph (1) shall include— (A) the number of seriously emotionally disturbed children currently being served under the Education of the Handicapped Act, and the anticipated number of children and youth (by type of condition) in special and regular education who would be served under the Education of the Handicapped Act if the definition is changed; (B) how the population of children currently served under such Act as "seriously emotionally disturbed" may be changed (particularly in terms of the severity of disability) if the term "behaviorally disordered" is substituted for the term "seriously emotionally disturbed"; (C) how a change in terminology will impact on the identifica- tion, assessment, types of special education and related services provided, and the availability of such services, if the change in terminology is made; (D) how the settings in which special education and related services are provided may change if the change in terminology is made; (E) how the change in terminology may affect the attitudes of, and the relationships among, parents, professionals, and chil- dren and youth; (F) how the change in terminology will impact upon the training of professional personnel providing services under such Act; and (G) a number of examples of seriously emotionally disturbed children who are currently effectively and ineffectively served. (c) The Secretary is authorized to usc funds appropriated for purposes of part E of the Education of the Handicapped Act to carry out the purposes of this section. SEC. 18. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), the provisions of this Act shall take effect on the date of enactment of this Act. (b)(l) To the extent that the amendments made by this Act to parts C, D, E, and G of the Education of the Handicapped Act prohibit or limit the use of funds, such amendments shall apply only to funds obligated after the date of enactment of this Act. Report to Congress. Contents. 20 USC 1400. Ante, p. 1372. Effective date. 20 USC 1401 note. Ante, pp. 1363-1374.