ERIC Number: ED112531
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Santa Cruz Eleven: A Comprehensive Plan for the Education of Autistic and Seriously Emotionally Disturbed Children.
Reported are the results of the 3-year Santa Cruz pilot project involving 11 disturbed children (4- to 12-years-old) to determine if autistic and severely emotionally disturbed (SED) children could benefit from a public school program. A program description and recommendations for implementation are presented in ten chapters having the following titles: "Pleading the Fourteenth for the Autistic and Seriously Emotionally Disturbed" (legislation and special education), "Diagnosis and Definitions: Who are the Autistic and Seriously Emotionally Disturbed?", "The Santa Cruz Program--A Description", "The Santa Cruz Behavioral Characteristics Progression Chart" (a tool for assessing the development of a handicapped pupil), "Transition: The Big Adventure" (integration of children into a regular class program), "Evaluation: How Effective Was the Santa Cruz Program?", "Manpower Planning and Development" (putting together the program staff), "The Classification System: Where Do the Autistic-SED Fit?", "Delegation of Responsibility: The Local Comprehensive Plan" (preparing a detailed report of programs and services provided), and "A Financial Model for Special Funding." Results are seen to provide evidence that public school education is feasible for autistic and SED children. Appendixes are included, such as a comparison of terms used by three classification systems for individuals with exceptional needs. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Santa Cruz County Board of Education, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III