ERIC Number: ED212096
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Serving the Handicapped and Special Needs Student through Intermediate Units.
The paper examines the role of intermediate units in the provision of special education services to handicapped children with emphasis on formal and informal intermediate unit arrangements in New Jersey. Stressed for program effectiveness is the importance of positive attitudes of staff, practicality of programs, community and parent acceptance. Advantages (such as enabling local districts to have supplemental and supportive services) and disadvantages (such as high start up and operational costs) are listed. An informal arrangement in which nine participating New Jersey school districts cooperate to provide handicapped students with several placement options is described. Also explained is a more formal special services school district serving low incidence handicapped children. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New Jersey
Note: Paper presented at the Convention of the National School Boards Association (Dallas, TX, April 11-14, 1981).