ERIC Number: ED223055
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Community Workbook for Collaborative Services to Preschool Handicapped Children.
Magrab, Phyllis; And Others
The workbook suggests a concrete procedure for initiating a cooperative effort to collect and summarize information so that plans can be made for serving handicapped preschoolers. Once the workbook is completed, it can be used as a baseline for evaluating the progress of community activities, to make revisions in the plans and to share changes with participants, and as a basis for requesting funds for resources not available in the community. The workbook is divided into five sections, each containing a narrative portion regarding what should happen at that stage of the process and worksheets which can be used to assist the community group in accomplishing the tasks involved. Section 1 points out ways to identify program participants. Section 2 offers guidelines for collecting numerical data regarding the number and needs of handicapped children and families in the area to be served. Methods to determine whether the children who are identified have the resources available to provide them with comprehensive care is the topic of section 3. A fourth section addresses surveying of service providers, while the final section covers finalizing of community needs. Appended are categorical definitions of handicapping conditions, a sample cover letter, and a list of various integrating linkages. (SW)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Community Programs, Community Resources, Disabilities, Handicap Identification, Needs Assessment, Preschool Education, Program Development
Georgetown University, Child Development Center, Room CG-52, Bles Bldg., 3800 Reservoir Rd., N.W., Washington, DC 20007 ($3.75 includes postage).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Univ. Affiliated Programs for the Developmentally Disabled, Washington, DC.
Note: For a companion document, "Developing a Community Team," see ED 245 440.