ERIC Number: ED111522
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Head Start Services to Handicapped Children. First Annual Report of the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare to the Congress of the United States on Services Provided to Handicapped Children in Project Head Start.
Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
This report records the progress, current status and future plans of the Office of Child Development (OCD) in making Head Start services available to handicapped children in an integrated setting, as mandated in 1972 by Federal legislation. The requirements and history of this legislation are reviewed and the goals and objectives for improving Head Start are outlined. Information on the pattern of services provided to handicapped children through Head Start programs was gathered from a variety of sources, including preliminary survey data from 712 programs, on-site observations, and other Federal agencies. The data collected reflect the status of handicapped children in Head Start programs in the latter part of 1972, and report on: (1) the number of children served in full-year and summer programs; (2) the principal handicapping conditions reported (speech impairment, emotional disturbance and mental retardation); (3) the comprehensive and special services provided, including benefits, to the children; and (4) future program needs. General information concerning the policies, procedures and plans proposed by OCD to meet Federal mandate requirements are outlined. (ED)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.