ERIC Number: ED177769
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Status of Handicapped Children in Head Start Programs. Sixth Annual Report.
Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHEW), Washington, DC.
The sixth annual report to Congress on Head Start services to handicapped children details the number and type of children served for the 1977-78 year and the 1977 summer program. An introductory section provides background information, including an overview of Head Start policies regarding handicapped children. Chapter 2 presents findings on the number, types of handicaps, and severity of handicaps served. Among results cited are that handicapped children accounted for 13% of the total enrollment in full year programs; and that the distribution of handicapped children categorized by primary handicapping condition ranged from 52.7% speech impaired to .4% blind. Chapter 3 summarizes the following types of Head Start services: outreach and recruitment, diagnosis and assessment, mainstreaming and special services, training and technical assistances, parent services, interagency cooperation, and summer Head Start programs. Results of a 2-year study on mainstreaming in Head Start are included. Among four appendixes are survey results of handicapped children in Head Start by state. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHEW), Washington, DC.