ERIC Number: ED177753
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Handbook for State Education Agencies on Handicapped Child Count Procedures Under P.L. 94-142.
Stanford Research Inst., Menlo Park, CA.
The handbook is designed to help state education agency (SEA), personnel make an accurate count of those handicapped children aged 3 to 21 years who are receiving special education and related services in their state. The child count procedures suggested are based on a study of accepted census practices and on the experiences of a number of SEAs in generating their counts since October 1976. An introduction covers regulations concerning the child count and required SEA documentation as mandated by P.L. 94-142 (the Education for All Handicapped Children Act), Bureau of Education for the Handicapped validation, overview of steps for and roles in conducting a child count, and organization of the handbook. The next three major sections are organized according to the three phases of the child count process (precount, count, and postcount). Within a phase, each step is covered through descriptions of activities, considerations that must be kept in mind, and suggestions of possible materials to be used in facilitating the count. At the end of each section, after the steps in the phase have been outlined, a summary table appears. For each role, the table lists the tasks to be accomplished and the products or documentation that may result during that particular phase. Among appended materials are forms, memoranda, and calendars, as well as additional ideas that can be used to facilitate the development of systematic count procedures. (Author/SBH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Research Inst., Menlo Park, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act