ERIC Number: ED218878
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Collaborative Relationships: A Key to Disseminating Early Childhood/Special Education Models.
Waldstein, Arnold, Ed.; Pelz, Ruth, Ed.
The booklet documents the activities of Special Education Programs (SEP) and the National Diffusion Network (NDN) to build cooperative efforts between the two agencies in disseminating effective models for early intervention with the handicapped. Part I explains the historical network of the subnetwork, details the formal agreements, and presents results of a conference to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the system and to develop cooperative/coordinative plans for the future. Six major areas for potential collaboration (training, technical assistance, resource banks, referral systems, evaluation, and awareness) are presented in tables which cover each area in terms of their definitions, potential benefits, and suggested activities. Part II presents state efforts and shows how collaborative networking worked for each of the five participating states: Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Ohio, and Washington. Appended are a list of conference participants and a memorandum of understanding drawn between the NDN and Divisions of the Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (now the Office of Special Education) concerning Joint Dissemination Review Panel Projects. (Author/SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Washington, DC.; Western States Technical Assistance Resource, Monmouth, OR.