ERIC Number: ED337935
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
North Carolina Plan for Implementation of Educational Programs for Handicapped Children Ages Three and Four. As Required by the North Carolina General Assembly in Senate Bill 1309, Section 14.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. for Exceptional Children.
This implementation plan for educational programs for young handicapped children was developed in response to the request of the North Carolina General Assembly and involved a survey of the state's 100 counties (of which 75 responded). Information is presented for the following areas: philosophy of serving young children with handicapping conditions; program goals (e.g., provision of a statewide, comprehensive, coordinated, multidisciplinary, interagency program of early intervention services for 3-year-old and 4-year-old handicapped children and their families); national and North Carolina studies supporting the efficacy of early intervention; the history of services in the state; provisions of Public Law 99-457 concerning the Preschool Grant Program for children ages 3 through 5; the projected population of handicapped children, ages 3 and 4; projected personnel needs including both teacher and related service needs and both preservice and inservice training needs; interagency services (specific programs are listed and described in tabular form); types of service delivery systems implemented by local education agencies; rules and regulations; proposed state funding; federal funds available to local education agencies; and budget justification for funding. Attachments include tables showing: sample cost factors for different program types; estimated costs per student; and projected federal funding losses for failing to establish a preschool mandate. A chart showing special education mandated ages by state is also provided. (DB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Costs, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Federal Legislation, Federal State Relationship, Financial Support, Incidence, Preschool Education, Special Education, State Legislation, State Programs, State Surveys
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. for Exceptional Children.
Identifiers: Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments 1986; North Carolina