ERIC Number: ED254027
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Single Portal Intake Project. Final Report 1980-1983.
Edgar, Eugene; Maddox, Mary
A project is described to develop a model system by which local education agencies (LEAs) can form successful working relationships with other human service providers to better serve special education students. The models (both process and content) designate LEAs as the central access point to the service continuum. The project's efforts to devise procedures for interagency collaboration focused on strategies ("recipes") for specific problems. Strategies took the form of ecological experiments to determine which systems components affect the child and family. Accomplishments included development of a process to analyze federal, state, and local programs (such as P.L. 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Head Start; Medicaid; and Maternal and Child Health) and implementation of a Delphi needs assessment polling 80 special education directors and midmanagement personnel to determine major issues affecting the delivery of special education and related services. A process model for identifying specific problems and solutions at the service delivery level was used to develop seven content models: (1) the Early Childhood Interagency Transition Model; (2) the Adult Transition Model: Planning for Postschool Services; (3) the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Model; (4) the Mental Health/LEA Collaborative Model; (5) Concurrent Services Model; (6) the Special Education/Vocational Education Model; and (7) Juvenile Corrections Transitional Model. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle.