ERIC Number: ED189807
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Status of Handicapped Children in Head Start Programs. Seventh Annual Report of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare to the Congress of the United States on Services Provided to Handicapped Children in Project Head Start.
Informatics, Inc., Rockville, MD.; Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHEW), Washington, DC.
The paper presents the Seventh Annual Report of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare to Congress on the status of handicapped children in Head Start programs, including the number of children being served, their handicapping conditions, and the services being provided to them. An overview of Head Start policies on services to handicapped children is provided, and services to handicapped children are examined in terms of outreach and recruitment, diagnosis and assessment, mainstreaming and special services, training and technical assistance, and summer Head Start programs. The four appendixes include survey results of handicapped children in Head Start, by state or geographical entity; distribution of programs reporting types of special educational or related services provided by Head Start staff, by handicapping condition; distribution of programs reporting types of special services received from other agencies, by handicapping condition; and distribution of programs reporting types of special services provided to parents of handicapped children, by handicapping condition. Among the findings was that children diagnosed as handicapped accounted for 11.9% of total enrollment in Head Start full year programs, representing a reversal of the trend of steadily increasing proportions since the inception of the handicapped mandate (the figure for 1977-1978 was 13.4%). (DLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Informatics, Inc., Rockville, MD.; Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHEW), Washington, DC.