ERIC Number: ED373482
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
A Blueprint for Building the Future: A Strategic Plan for Special Education Services in Colorado.
Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. Special Education Services Unit.
This pamphlet presents a strategic plan to guide and direct the Special Education Services Unit of the Colorado State Board of Education as it seeks to meet the needs of Colorado students with disabilities and their families. The plan was developed by parents, educators, administrators, policymakers, advocates, and representatives of other groups concerned about the well-being of Colorado's students with disabilities. The plan outlines a vision, mission, and values. It then presents six goals, each accompanied by objectives and strategies. The six goals focus on: (1) developing a responsive, collaborative family-centered system of educational and human services based on the strengths and needs of the child within the context of the family, and ensuring access to and coordination of services; (2) enhancing knowledge and skills of Colorado's families, communities, and educators; (3) ensuring full inclusion of persons with disabilities in the life of their communities; (4) increasing communication and responsiveness to the circumstances of students with disabilities and their families; (5) developing an effective and efficient educational system; and (6) implementing performance standards for all students. (JDD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. Special Education Services Unit.