ERIC Number: ED195096
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Manual of Services for Handicapped Children.
Designed as an operating manual, the document is designed to strengthen the efforts between Monroe County Community Action Program (M.C.C.A.P.) Head Start and other services helping meet the needs of the handicapped child, to insure continuity of experiences for handicapped children moving from Head Start into the public school systems of Monroe County (Indiana), and to act as a guide to other Head Start programs attempting to establish and satisfy continuity of services from the Head Start program to the local public school system. Part I provides an overview of the M.C.C.A.P. Head Start program. Part II reviews procedures for recruiting, selecting, screening, and identifying children as handicapped preschoolers. A third part focuses on parent involvement, with emphasis on the appeals process and parents' rights. Providing the appropriate program for each child via team assessment and the individualized education program is considered in a fourth part. Procedures for facilitating the child's transition to public school are outlined in Part V. A final part covers the responsibilities of Head Start personnel. Each part also contains a timetable for activities within each area as well as the appropriate sample forms. Appended materials include a time frame continuum for delivery, definitions for handicap categories in Head Start, an outline of implications of P.L. 94-142 (the Education for All Handicapped Children Act), a review of Indiana Rule S-1, an architectural barrier checklist, and a list of community agencies and programs. (SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Debcon, Inc., Bloomington, IN.
Identifiers: Indiana (Monroe County); Project Head Start