ERIC Number: ED173978
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Information Packet on Surrogate Parents.
Moore, Jean J.; Mason, Doris M.
The information packet focuses on the role of the surrogate parent with emphasis on the rights of the handicapped child as mandated by P.L. 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act. Included are the following: a discussion of 10 surrogate parent issues identified through a literature search and survey of five states (Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania); a matrix, which lays out in abbreviated form, the information elicited from the five states; a report of the conversation with New Jersey's special projects consultant; a memo requesting clarification on surrogate parent issues, prepared by a Southwest Regional Resource Center staff member; "Arming the Parent Surrogate," a training resource; excerpts from state guidelines or procedures for appointing surrogate parents from Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Utah; and copies of "Legal Background for the Surrogate Parent Program" by J. Cremins, "Connecticut's Surrogate Parent Program,""Ralph is a Special Child" (a surrogate parent recruitment brochure from the Pennsylvania Department of Education), "94-142 and 504: Numbers that Add Up to Educational Rights for Handicapped Children--A Guide for Parents and Advocates" by the Children's Defense Fund, and "The Surrogate Parent Program" (a bilingual recruitment brochure from the Connecticut State Department of Education). (SBH)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Resource Center, Salt Lake City, UT.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act