ERIC Number: ED177831
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Implementation Plan and Procedures for Boarding Home Programs: A Resource Manual.
Berkan, William A.
The manual specifies policies and procedures for implementing Wisconsin's boarding home programs, in which handicapped children live during the week in a home close to appropriate special education classes and return to their own homes on the weekend. Covered are guidelines for the following aspects: legal basis for the program, referral procedure, role responsibilities (parent, boarding parent, special educator, boarding home supervisor, and consultant); placement procedures (sample forms, preplacement visits); inservice training and consultation; and major problems (transportation, payment for weekend care, discipline, recruitment, teacher involvement, independent placement, children with behavior problems, multihandicapped children, concurrent use of homes for foster and boarding care, liability of agency and boarding home parents, number of children allowable, use of boarding home parents who retire, and selection criteria of boarding home parents). (CL)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. for Handicapped Children.