ERIC Number: ED176431
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
A Direction Center for Handicapped Students. Technical Report No. 6.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Learning Resource Center.
The report provides an overview of direction service for handicapped students in Texas, explores the issues involved in planning a direction center, describes in detail the State Direction Service Center (SDSC) in Texas, and presents the training materials used by the SDSC to train both state and regional-level staff. Direction service is defined as an information based service designed to match periodically and systematically the needs of a handicapped child to the proper combination of services to satisfy those needs. Six major areas of concern in the development of a direction service center are analyzed: the pilot program, the target population, methods, for directing the client to the services and for surveying resource agencies, the development of a client and resource information bank, the setting up of advisory committees, and accountability. The operation of the SDSC is discussed in terms of its resource and referral components, and the information bank generated by the resource component is described. The bulk of the report consists of the training activities for the resource and referral specialists of the SDSC. Included among the 15 appendixes are a sample information referral form, a sample staff time log, and a list of specific eligibility requirements. (DLS)
Descriptors: Consultation Programs, Educational Programs, Handicapped Children, Information Centers, Program Descriptions, Referral, Resource Centers, State Agencies, State Programs
Texas Education Agency, 201 E. 11th Street, Austin, Texas 78701 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Learning Resource Center.