ERIC Number: ED332396
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Aug-11
Reference Count: 0
Implementing Regional Consortia for Postsecondary Learning Disability Personnel. Special Education Center Publication Series, Document Number LDC 20.
Brinckerhoff, Loring C.; And Others
State/regional consortia for postsecondary support services programs for learning-disabled students can be an effective means of dealing with such problems as overworked staff, personnel without adequate understanding of learning disabilities, declining budgets, and lack of political "clout" to compete for limited resources. Consortia can provide access to up-to-date information, a support group for administrative problems, shared expertise, and effective political action. The federally-funded Northeast Technical Assistance Center for Learning Disability College Programming has developed six consortia to better meet its goals of personnel training, program development, and information sharing. State/regional postsecondary consortia also exist in other parts of the United States. The process of developing a consortium involves selecting a key geographic area in which to begin and building from there; building on earlier efforts sometimes initiated by state higher education agencies; scheduling organizational meetings, and subsequently, topical meetings; establishing "focus" groups to address specific issues; and creating informal channels of communication. Includes 11 references. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs. School of Education.
Identifiers: Northeast Tech Asst Ctr Learning Disabil Coll Prog
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association on Handicapped Student Service Programs in Postsecondary Education (Seattle, WA, August 11, 1989).