ERIC Number: ED339527
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Lessons Learned in Creating Early Intervention Partnerships: A Retrospective Look at Planning and a Prospective Look at Implementation.
Hochman, Jane D.; Sampson, Margaret
In December, 1991, a representative from the New York State Technical Assistance Resource Network (STARN) presented information about collaboration in early intervention services to a training session for parents and professionals sponsored by the National Center for Clinical Infant Programs. The presentation was based on STARN's work in serving family needs as part of their collaborative efforts to implement Public Law 99-457, the Education of the Handicapped Act. The STARN team works in the context of a statewide technical assistance resource network that includes local planning groups, technical assistants, parents, service providers, and consultants. Some key issues in collaborative work include: (1) defining terms; (2) using negotiating, planning, and listening skills; and (3) understanding the similarities and differences in the philosophies and beliefs of collaborators. Collaborative relationships in early intervention program planning require mutual understanding among parents and professionals, state and local agencies, local providers, and legislators. Some issues that must be confronted in collaborative work include the role of finances, the need for empathy, and the need to deal with distrust. Future challenges will involve confronting ethical dilemmas, understanding the limitations of intervention, and implementing the lessons learned from one collaborative relationship to the next. (BC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments 1986; New York State Technical Assist Resource Network; Partnerships in Education
Note: Paper presented at the Biennial National Center for Clinical Infant Programs National Training Institute (7th, Washington, DC, December 6-8, 1991).