ERIC Number: ED221011
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: N/A
Special Education for Handicapped Children Birth to Five.
New York State Education Dept. Albany. Office for the Education of Children with Handicapping Conditions.
The manual describes programs and resources available for preschool handicapped children and their families in conjunction with the New York State Education Department. Section 1 on assistance in securing services, reviews the services provided by Early Childhood Direction Centers, and outlines the role of local Committees on the Handicapped. Section 2 focuses on six types of services. The Deaf Infant Program is designed to help children learn to communicate and to provide parents with training that will assist them in understanding and communicating with their child. State operated and state supported schools provide services to blind, deaf, and severely physically handicapped children beginning at age 3. Other programs include the Experimental Prekindergarten Program and Head Start programs. Some special education programs receive funding when parents petition for the costs of the services through Family Court. Major steps in petitioning include identification of the child as handicapped, review of the petition by the State Education Department, and the issuance of a court order by the Family Court. Minimum criteria for prior approval for Family Court petitions must be met in the following areas: handicapping condition, date of birth, tuition/transportation costs, program requirements, dates of submission, transportation, and prevention of delays. Another program, the Special Education Training and Resource Centers, is geared to involve parents in the education of their young handicapped children through network training activities. Appended are a list of Early Childhood Direction Centers, sample forms, and a list of Special Education Training and Resource Centers in the New York State Training Network. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept. Albany. Office for the Education of Children with Handicapping Conditions.
Identifiers - Location: New York