ERIC Number: ED108444
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
A Statement on Policy Recommendations on the Handicapped Effort in Head Start.
Syracuse Univ., NY. Div. of Special Education and Rehabilitation.
The statement on policy recommendations to the Office of Child Development concerns the response of Head Start programs to Federal legislation requiring that 10 percent of their enrollment be reserved for handicapped children. Formulated by a group of independent consultants to a project which studied the handicapped effort in Head Start, the statement is said to have evolved partly from assessment of research data and partly from the deliberations and analyses of the consultants during the project year. Among the ten major conclusions cited are that handicapped children who are admitted are included in regular Head Start programs; that the moderately and severely handicapped appear to be frequently excluded from such program admission; and that Head Start staffs have positive attitudes toward the handicapped and their rights to developmental opportunities. Improvements recommended include the need for Head Start policies to make clear the intent to include children with severe handicaps, and the need for re-evaluation of the 10 percent requirement. (LS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. Div. of Special Education and Rehabilitation.