ERIC Number: ED254991
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Dec-19
Reference Count: N/A
Project Outreach, U.S.A., Infant-Toddler, Birth-3 (Blind or Visually Impaired). Progress Report, July 1, 1983 to September 30, 1984.
Cuthbertson, Diana; Urban, Julie V.
The report documents activities of Project Outreach, U.S.A., a 1-year outreach project designed to provide assistance and inservice training to promote the development or improvement of programs for blind and visually impaired young children. The project's goals are reviewed along with project staffing planning and preparation, and types of services provided to children (indirect), parents (primarily information and support), and professionals. The program consists of four major components: (1) home teaching for infants and their families, (2) a center-based program, (3) transition service for entrance into programs at age 3, and (4) cooperative and coordinated activities with local and state medical centers and organizations and public health programs. Outreach was provided to state education agencies in Maine and Alabama and to parent groups in Massachusetts, Connecticut, South Carolina, and New Hampshire. Outreach efforts were also provided to Boston Public Schools and various early intervention programs. Liaison activities took the form of inservice staff training, linkages, field testing, awareness activities, and spin-offs. Extensive appendixes include an evaluation summary, a resource manual for parents, and sample newletters. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Handicapped Children's Early Education Program.
Authoring Institution: International Inst. for Visually Impaired, 0-7, Inc., West Newton, MA.