Learning Disabled Children

AUGUST 1983

BE IT RESOLVED, that the American Bar Association, recognizing that there is a correlation between children who suffer from the handicap of a learning disability and children who are involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems, encourages individual attorneys, judges, and state and local bar associations to work more actively within the juvenile and family court system, as well as their communities, to improve the handling of cases involving children with learning disabilities. Specifically, individuals and bar associations should be involved in legal and judicial education programs related to this topic, further research, improvements in legislation, and procedural guidelines for courts and agencies serving these children.

In conjunction with such efforts, attorneys should participate in multidisciplinary programs and other interactive community and academic activities, along with school boards, courts, civic organizations, and other concerned professional groups, to help increase the availability of special remediation and rehabilitation services for learning disabled children.