ERIC Number: ED211301
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Cost Effective Delivery Strategies in Rural Areas: Programs for Young Handicapped Children. Vol. I. Making It Work in Rural Communities. A Rural Network Monograph.
Black, Talbot, Ed.; Hutinger, Patricia, Ed.
Using a common format outlining program settings, agencies, children/families served, staff, services, delivery strategies, and program costs, descriptions of four cost-effective rural service delivery programs for young handicapped children provide evidence that good rural programs are affordable. The Early Lifestyle Program at King's Daughters' School (Columbia, Tennessee) serves 12 birth to 4 year olds in a Home-based Infant Model focusing on parent training at a cost per child/per year of $1,642 and 16 moderately to severely mentally retarded children (ages 4 to 8) in 2 Preschool Model Classrooms emphasizing social and emotional skills at a cost per child/per year of $3,627. The Multi-Agency Project for Pre-Schoolers is a home- and community-based intervention program based in Logan, Utah with replication sites in Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming, Arizona, and New Mexico. Operating year round, the Macomb 0-3 Regional Project (Illinois) provides home visits, sharing centers, water activities, and parent study topics for children from birth to age 3 at a recurring cost per child/per year of $2,237. Operating from Eastern Montana College (Billings) at a projected cost per child/per year of $625, Project Sunrise offers diagnostic and screening services, home visits, community education, and child advocacy services. (NEC)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Community Services, Coordination, Cost Effectiveness, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Health Services, Home Programs, Home Visits, Parent Participation, Program Costs, Program Descriptions, Rural Areas, Rural Development, Rural Population, Special Education, Staff Utilization, 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.
Identifiers: Early Lifestyle Program; Macomb 0 to 3 Regional Project IL; Multi Agency Project for Pre Schoolers; Project Sunrise
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.