ERIC Number: ED221965
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov-30
Reference Count: 0
State Implementation Grant. Final Report, FY 1981.
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Office of Special Education.
A State Implementation Grant Program (SIG) project coordinated an interagency approach to services for handicapped children, from birth to 3 years of age, in Maryland. A SIG panel was established from representatives of public and private agencies and consumers. The panel first identified existing services for the population (the matrix of services is appended), then noted major problems or issues in providing services (involving child identification, screening, assessment, and training). A symposium on infant services was held, and a needs assessment survey of local schools undertaken. Other activities performed included development of an early childhood concept paper (appended), review of educational materials related to infant services, and efforts to involve other agencies in child find and intervention tasks. Copies of agreements with other agencies are appended. The SIG project resulted in a draft state plan (appended) regarding educational services for handicapped children from birth to age 3 and recommendations for achieving the stated goals and objectives. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Office of Special Education.
Identifiers: Maryland; State Implementation Grant Program