ERIC Number: ED242115
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Burlington's Making Special Friends Project: Volume IV. Strategies for Implementing Model Components.
Iverson, Ginny Salce; And Others
The fourth of six volumes on the Making Special Friends Project, an approach to promoting social interactions between severely handicapped students and nonhandicapped persons in the school and community, details procedures for implementation. The first section discusses a cornerstone of the project, the expanded Individualized Education Program process, which focuses on goals and objectives appropriate to the student's home, educational, and community life. Suggestions are given for planning and conducting pre-Individualized Education Program activities which include ecological analysis and transition plans. A section follows on the actual Individualized Education Program meeting and another on implementing the total education program (Individualized Education Program objectives, transition plans, and parent-teacher communication systems). Three final sections address additional components of the project: the in-school social integration component (information on scheduling, monitoring, and evaluation); the community integration component (including suggestions for training interaction skills in severely handicapped and nonhandicapped persons); and the parent involvement component (encouraging and soliciting parental input, maintaining contact, and providing information and support). (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Vermont Univ., Burlington. Center for Developmental Disabilities.; Burlington School District, VT.