ERIC Number: ED202187
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
Project Zero Reject Manual: Strategies in Child Find.
Gilliam, Deborah F. Carpenter; And Others
The report describes Project Zero Reject, a cooperative effort between the Dallas (TX) Independent School District and the Dallas County Mental Health Mental Retardation Center to locate handicapped children not receiving educational services and to develop a computerized information system for planning regarding these children. Awareness efforts included a media campaign and stress on interagency contact. Guidelines were identified for surveying, referring, and processing intake information. A developmental screening form was formulated to assess physical condition, self help skills, mobility skills, maladaptive behavior, communication, and social independence. Among findings of the project were that almost all of the referrals received by the project were children with moderate to severe handicapping conditions; that the printed poster was cited most often as the source of awareness for the project, while radio, T.V., and newspapers accounted for only a small portion of the sources for awareness; and that the project represented significant progress in interagency cooperation. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Dallas County Mental Health and Mental Retardation Center, TX.; Dallas Independent School District, TX.
Identifiers: Child Find; Project Zero Reject; Texas (Dallas)
Note: Print is marginal in parts.