Autistic children are handicapped children within the meaning of the EAHCS, therefore, they are entitled to receive "free appropriate public education." This Note will discuss whether Ohio currently provides autistic children a "free appropriate public education" in accordance with the EAHCA. Ohio's parallel statute, the State Education of Handicapped Act (State Act), is compared to similar legislation currently existing in various other states throughout the United States. Areas in the State Act needing clarification are scrutinized and stutory revisions are recommended. This Note concludes that Ohio should adopt additional safeguards to ensure that autistic children receive a "free appropriate public education."
Note, Does Ohio Provide Autistic Children A Free Appropriate Public Education, 3 J.L. & Health 129 (1988-1989)