ERIC Number: ED211300
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Interagency Coordination: A Necessity in Rural Programs. Making It Work in Rural Communities. A Rural Network Monograph.
Threet, Steve, Comp.; Hutinger, Patricia, Ed.
A collection of six papers, this monograph illustrates how early childhood personnel can work together to eliminate overlap in services, keep communication open, and assist each other in providing appropriate, quality services to young handicapped children residing in rural areas. Mary T. Morse ("Interagency Coordination: An Overview") designates processes involved in developing specific work plans for agency cooperation. Doris I. Helge ("Implications of National Research for Interagency Collaboration in Rural Early Childhood Handicapped Programs") overviews what agencies are doing throughout the country to facilitate collaboration and outlines their concerns about what is lacking. Christine Bartlett and Sue Mackey ("Interagency Troubleshooting: A Problematic Approach") detail the need for service providers to be knowledgeable about agency workings at both local and state levels. James Fitch ("The Personal Touch in Achieving Interagency Cooperation") provides guidelines for establishing interagency cooperative efforts. Jamie Tucker and Mary Tom Riley ("Laying the Groundwork--How and Where to Begin") describes Project Family Link, a home-based program in west Texas. Harris Gabel ("Inservice Training as a Vehicle for Interagency Coordination in Rural Communities") presents inservice training of personnel as utilized by the Family, Infant, and Toddler Project in middle Tennessee as yet another way to facilitate interagency coordination. (NEC)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Community Services, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Health Services, Rural Areas, Rural Development, Rural Population, Special Education, Young Children
Rural Network, College of Education, Room 27, Horrabin Hall, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL 61455 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Illinois Univ., Macomb. Coll. of Education.
Note: The Handicapped Children's Early Education Program (HCEEP) Rural Network is an association of professionals representing educational programs for young handicapped children in rural communities.