ERIC Number: ED102777
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
TADS: Technical Assistance Development System.
Epting, Rosemary, Ed.
Described is the Technical Assistance Development System (TADS), a component of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill which offers support services to preschool demonstration centers for handicapped children in the First Chance Network. Discussed are the four types of services offered: child and parent programing, program planning and evaluation, community program development, and media and information. The delivery system is portrayed in five sequential, interrelated phases: program planning, including specific goals and outcome objectives; needs assessment; technical assistance agreements specifying schedules, responsibilities, and budgetary factors; delivery of services, including in-field assistance (such as consultants and on-site training), in-house assistance, and in-print assistance (including newsletters, manuals, and project information dissemination); and evaluation of the TADS assistance. Reviewed are procedures for making use of TADS services and a statistical summary of service delivery for 1971-72 and 1972-73. TADS responses to nine long range objectives (including development of common program planning format and identification and dissemination of usable program components) are listed. Discussed are such principles of organization and management of support systems as development of an authoritative base, confidentiality, and consultant/client compatibility. A directory of advisors and TADS staff is included. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Technical Assistance Development System.