ERIC Number: ED348778
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Setting Your Course in ECI. A Rights Handbook for Families with Children in the Texas Early Childhood Education Program.
Kirby, Julia, Ed.
Intended for parents of young children with disabilities in Texas, this booklet describes the Texas early childhood intervention (ECI) program and identifies parent rights. An introductory chart summarizes five steps of family centered services (from assessment and evaluation to the annual Individualized Family Service Plan meeting) in terms of what happens, when it happens, and why it happens. The booklet then goes on to describe the following elements: an overview of the process, eligibility, requirements of written notice, the assessment process and parent rights, the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) meeting, requirement components of the IFSP, a list of services available, options for service settings, the transition plan into the local school district program, the parent's rights regarding the child's records, confidentiality, and due process and complaint procedures. Four sources of additional information and assistance for parents are listed. Finally, the statewide structure of the early childhood intervention program is briefly described, laws governing ECI programs at the state and federal levels are listed, and definitions of relevant terms are attached. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Early Childhood Intervention Program, Austin.
Identifiers: Individualized Family Service Plans; Texas