ERIC Number: ED390235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Dec-11
Reference Count: N/A
Project Dakota Outreach: Replicating Family Centered, Community Based Early Intervention Policy and Practice, 1991-1994. Final Report.
Kjerland, Linda; And Others
This project worked to help community programs and interagency groups develop fluid organizational structures and better assist staff and parents in the provision of family-centered, community-based early intervention services for young children with disabilities and their families. Highlights of the service model include transdisciplinary teamwork, pre-assessment meetings with families, and inclusion in both formal and informal settings. Major objectives included: provision of assistance to Minnesota Part H leadership in the formation of a statewide Individualized Family Service Plan process and document as well as corresponding personnel development; support for progress by local communities and interagency groups toward family-centered, community-based practices; support for Part H efforts in other states through consultation with state leaders, presentations at state conferences, and intensive community work; and dissemination of project products. Results of the project and directions for future work are discussed, including an increased emphasis on recruiting training team members who better reflect the cultural diversity and impoverished economic background of the communities served. (PB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Dakota, Inc., Eagan, MN.