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ERIC Number: ED350095
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
The Journey to a Desirable Future for Colorado's Young Children and Their Families. Second Annual Report. A Report of the Colorado Interagency Coordinating Council to the People of Colorado.
Thornton, Susan M.
This booklet, which is designed for Colorado families with children who have physical or mental disabilities or are at risk for such disabilities, outlines six support mechanisms for these families. The mechanisms include: (1) the early identification process, which is used to locate, evaluate, and identify eligible young children; (2) case management, which ensures that the services required are actually provided; (3) the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP), which is developed by the family and a multidisciplinary team of health care and educational professionals; (4) public awareness, which involves informing the public about disabled or at-risk children through a centralized service and resource directory and community education programs; (5) development of responsibility by training parents, professionals, paraprofessionals, and volunteers to work with these young children and their families; and (6) assurance of accountability by providing a single line of responsibility through the Colorado Department of Education's Special Education Services Unit. This unit works with the Colorado Interagency Coordinating Council to handle concerns and complaints and to safeguard the rights of young children and their families. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Identifiers: Case Management; Colorado; Public Awareness
Note: Colored "boxes" and print are used throughout the publication.