The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has held that a profoundly retarded child has a right to residential placement to obtain appropriate education guaranteed by the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 even though such placement also meets his social and medical needs.
Krue le v. New Castle County School District, 642 F.2d 687 (3d Cir. 1981).
Kathryn L. Bindas,
Education - Federal Statutory Right of Handicapped Children to an Appropriate Education - Residential Placement,
Duq. L. Rev.
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