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ERIC Number: ED347718
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Pages: 40
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Implementation of P.L. 99-457: Parent/Professional Partnership in Early Intervention. Background Briefing Report and Meeting Highlights (Washington, D.C., March 16, 1990).
Ooms, Theodora
This report provides background information and summarizes a 1990 seminar on the parent/professional partnership in the implementation of Public Law 99-457. Topics considered in the seminar included eligibility under Part H of the law, early intervention prior to P.L. 99-457, the process of the legislation, future of the legislation, timing of implementation, interagency collaboration, entitlement issues, the family centered emphasis, finance, transition, voluntary parental participation, case management, special needs children in the care of public agencies, state variations in eligibility, and definition of the family. The background briefing report reviews the scope and service needs of infants and young children with disabilities and their families and describes the emerging field of early childhood intervention. Key components of the Infants and Toddlers Program, Part H of P.L. 99-457, are then presented and the main issues discussed. These include coping with diversity, agency collaboration and coordination, the shared responsibility of education and health, states' definitions of developmental delay, family involvement in the individualized family services plan, cultural competence and sensitivity in working with families, empowering families as consumers, training early intervention personnel, and adequacy of financial resources. A list of relevant federal programs and private sector organizations and 46 references concludes the document. (DB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Maternal and Child Health and Resources Development.
Authoring Institution: American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Washington, DC. Research and Education Foundation.; Consortium of Family Organizations.
Identifiers: Developmental Delays; Education of the Handicapped Act 1986 (Part H); Empowerment; Individualized Family Service Plans
Note: One of a series of monthly seminars conducted by the Family Impact Seminar.