ERIC Number: ED211302
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Serving Young Handicapped Children in Rural America. Proceedings of the HCEEP Rural Workshop (Nashville, Tennessee, March 12-14, 1980). 1980 Series.
Black, Talbot; And Others
Activities of the 104 participants at the first 3-day Rural Workshop of the Handicapped Childrens Early Education Program (HCEEP) Rural Consortium focused on identifying issues and needs of rural projects serving young handicapped children and their families. A pre-workshop survey identified topics and issues to be addressed and resource speakers, panel presenters, and materials. Keynote speaker Dr. Jerry Fletcher recommended political advocacy as an effective method for focusing attention on the need for early childhood special education in rural areas. Concurrent sessions offered a variety of topics including: successful practices in securing funding; stress on rural service providers; establishing community communication and awareness; securing funding for rural programs; assessing parent needs and planning intervention programs; influencing decision makers; cost-effective delivery strategies; recruiting staff for rural areas; interagency coordination; interagency troubleshooting; transportation problems. Issues generated during the concurrent small group presentations fell into six categories: direct service delivery; interagency coordination; funding and policy decisions; training and staff-related concerns; parent/family involvement; and working in the rural community. Workshop evaluation results indicated purposes were met. Appended are: Rural Workshop Interest Survey, Rural Workshop Agenda, List of Participants, List of Congressional Rural Caucus, HCEEP Rural Resource Directory, and Rural Workshop Evaluation Questionnaire. (NEC)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Community Services, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Cost Effectiveness, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Family Involvement, Financial Support, Health Services, Personnel, Questionnaires, Recruitment, Rural Areas, Rural Development, Rural Population, Special Education, Training Methods, Workshops, Young Children
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Technical Assistance Development System.