ERIC Number: ED217596
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
A Guide for Creating Community Awareness and Developing Interagency Cooperation. Preschool Program: A Regional Demonstration Program for Preschool Handicapped Children.
Eagen, Carol S.; And Others
One of 10 documents developed for preschool programs for handicapped children, the manual focuses on a transdisciplinary approach to developing community awareness and interagency cooperation. The program provides concrete methods for helping an agency understand a community's character and develop a tailor made awareness program. An introductory chapter describes the guide, discusses community awareness and interagency cooperation, and charts the recommended four step process. Each of the following four chapters deals with one of the steps: (1) hiring and training staff; (2) investigating the community (including identifying potential audiences and listing agencies to contact); (3) planning (including timelines, procedures, and material development); and (4) implementing, evaluating, and replanning. A major portion of the document consists of 47 examples, including a timeline for community awareness activities, a telephone contact format, a referral form, an assessment of parental needs, a followup questionnaire, a materials evaluation questionnaire, and the agenda for a parent awareness workshop. (DB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Community Attitudes, Community Involvement, Disabilities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Preschool Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Recruitment, Staff Development
Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES, Preschool Program, French Hill School, Baldwin Rd., Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 ($13.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Handicapped Children's Early Education Program.
Authoring Institution: Putnam and Northern Westchester Counties Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Yorktown Heights, NY.