ERIC Number: ED082386
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Where Special Education Fits In.
Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Div. of Special Education.
Outlined are special educational programs and supportive services provided for handicapped children in Michigan during the year 1970-1971. Included are goals for serving the estimated 12.5 0/0 of the school age population needing special services; a listing of incidence rates by handicapping condition; federal and state sources of funds; the number of educational programs by handicapping condition; a financial breakdown; and the number of professional personnel by present employment and future need. Basic educational programs are defined as primarily classroom programs for children who are too severely handicapped to benefit from a regular classroom situation and who require a special teacher and/or other supportive services. Eligibility criteria for basic educational programs are explained in terms of the following handicapping conditions: educable, trainable, and severely mentally handicapped; blind and partially sighted; deaf and hard of hearing; orthopedically handicapped: emotionally disturbed; and learning disabled. Supportive services are defined in terms of itinerant or non-classroom services for children in regular classes. The following are examples of some of the services mentioned: curriculum resource consultants; teacher counselors; school social workers; speech, physical and occupational therapists; special learning centers; and cooperative special education-vocational rehabilitation programs. Described are criteria for obtaining and federal funds for programs or professional education, and listed are the next year's goals. (MC)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Div. of Special Education.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan