ERIC Number: ED100084
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-May
Reference Count: N/A
Proceedings: National Training Workshop on Head Start Services to Handicapped Children. (St. Louis, Missouri, May 22-24, 1973).
Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
The 1973 National Training Workshop on Head Start Services to Handicapped Children focused on exchanging information concerning local implementation of a Congressional mandate to integrate handicapped children into the Head Start program. The document includes excerpts from major addresses on accountability and upgrading the quality of the Head Start program and on Head Start's approach to mainstreaming handicapped children; from an open discussion session; from a slide presentation emphasizing each child's unique individuality; and from a panel discussion about identification and utilization of such resource centers as the Council for Exceptional Children. Summaries are presented of the conference's 15 training and technical assistance workshops on the following subjects: needs assessment, recruitment, social services, improving staff attitudes, regional office planning, summer and full year programs, a training symposium, cooperative programs, the role of voluntary agencies in training, and demonstration projects in Seattle, St. Paul, Anchorage, Chapel Hill, Portage (Wisconsin), and Athens (Georgia). Most participants evaluated the conference positively. A roster of participants and a list of five films (with sources) shown during the conference are appended. (LH)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.