ERIC Number: ED184270
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Direction Service: From Concept to Reality. Matching the Needs of Handicapped Children and Their Families with Community Resources.
National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Washington, DC.
The concept and implementation of direction services, a one step center offering assistance to parents of handicapped children, are traced. Three basic functions of the federally funded direction service centers are noted: to help locate and provide access to the most appropriate resources for handicapped children and youth; to collect and maintain information on all services and resources available; and to develop relationships among agencies that promote coordinated services to children. Future trends in direction services are offered from perspectives of families, educational managers, and community human service planners. A section on funding and additional resources is followed by five appendixes, including a sampling of case studies, descriptive summaries of 25 demonstration projects, and demographic data for each project. (CL)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Community Programs, Community Resources, Community Services, Demonstration Programs, Disabilities, Family Programs, Federal Programs
National Association of State Directors of Special Education, 1201 Sixteenth St., N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($4.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Washington, DC.