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The Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 provided for the identification and assessment of handicapping conditions in children. The identification of the number of handicapped students, their location, and their handicapping conditions are vital first steps in providing special education services. A review was made to determine the progress made by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in its elementary and secondary schools to: (1) provide free and appropriate public education to all handicapped children between the ages of 3 and 18 not later than September 1, 1978, and (2) hire 202 special education teachers and specialists provided for by appropriations of an additional $5 million in fiscal year 1979.

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