ERIC Number: ED192976
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
The Consortium for Handicapped Indian Children: A Report.
Indian Education Training, Inc., Albuquerque, NM.; National Association of State Boards of Education, Washington, DC.
Recognizing the need for a new approach to the problem of federal/state jurisdictional overlaps in delivery of services to Indians, the Bureau of Education for the Handicapped contracted with the National Association of State Boards of Education and Indian Education Training, Inc. to conduct a series of national and regional conferences which would identify problem areas, make recommendations, establish linkages, and create communication networks among the major providers of educational services to handicapped Indian children. A national conference was held in Washington, D.C. in November, 1977, which brought together knowledgeable representatives from Indian tribes and a number of federal and state agencies. These experts discussed the problems confronting the provision of a free, appropriate public education to handicapped Indian children and identified five broad areas of concern: child-find, due process, evaluation and testing, training and program development, and support services. These issues were examined in detail by state and federal agency personnel, representatives of Indian tribes, and advocates at the regional conferences held later in the year. Findings of the regional conferences were summarized and 11 recommendations were specified. (Author/AN)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, American Indian Education, American Indians, Child Advocacy, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Indian Relationship, Government Role, Parent Participation, Program Development, Social Services, Special Education, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indian Education Training, Inc., Albuquerque, NM.; National Association of State Boards of Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Bureau of Indian Affairs; Education for All Handicapped Children Act