ERIC Number: ED228810
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Community Advisory Committee Guidelines. Volume I.
Brown, Ruth Wharton
The guidelines discuss ways to organize effective Community Advisory Committees (CACs) as required by California special education legislation. The CAC, it is explained, is composed of parents, handicapped pupils or adults, professionals, and interested citizens. Six functions are outlined, and potential effects on the district and the parent/child are listed. Suggestions for organizing the CAC touch on recruitment, selection of officers, development of goals, and planning of meetings. Roles of facilitators, recorders, group members, and managers/chairpersons are examined. Tips on effective communication (including media relations) are included. The guidelines conclude with a list of resource staff (members of the Special Education Resource Network) and several suggested activities for getting acquainted and beginning discussion. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Special Education.; California State Univ. Foundation, Los Angeles.
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Special Education Resource Network.
Identifiers: California Special Education Resource Network
Note: For Volume II: Appendices, see EC 151 669.