ERIC Number: ED246598
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
The Status of Handicapped Children in Head Start Programs. Ninth Annual Report of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to the Congress of the United States on Services Provided to Handicapped Children in Project Head Start.
Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Project Head Start.
The report examines data on handicapped children in Project Head Start for 1980-81 (full year and 1980 summer program). Chapter 1 reviews background information on Head Start policies on services to handicapped children and diagnostic criteria for reporting handicapped children in Head Start. Chapter 2 discusses data from a survey of programs on number of handicapped children enrolled, types of handicaps (59% have been diagnosed as speech impaired) and severity of handicaps (21.5% of the handicapped enrollees have multiple handicapping conditions). The final chapter examines services provided to handicapped children: outreach and recruitment, diagnosis and assessment, mainstreaming and special services (those services provided by Head Start as well as other agencies), parent services (counseling, referral, meetings, home visits, transportation, workshops, etc.), training and technical assistance, coordination with other agencies, and summer programs. Appendixes include survey results by state or geographical entity, and tables showing the distribution of special services and educational programs broken down by handicapping condition. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Project Head Start.