ERIC Number: ED258417
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Surrogate Parent Handbook.
Maine State Dept. of Educational and Cultural Services, Augusta. Div. of Special Education.
Designed for surrogate parents, social workers, and educational personnel, the handbook establishes a framework for the Maine Surrogate Parent Program, in which individuals are appointed to act as advocates for exceptional students in the special education decision making process. The following procedures are outlined: (1) identification of exceptional students who require a surrogate parent, (2) appointment of surrogate parents, (3) training of surrogate parents, (4) rights of the surrogate parent, (5) responsibilities of the surrogate parent, (6) limits of the surrogate parent's responsibilities, (7) liability, (8) rights of the educational agency, (9) responsibilities of the educational agency, (10) rights of the state agency, (11) responsibilities of the state agency, and (12) reimbursement for expenses. Appended material includes pertinent regulations from state and federal law and sample forms. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Community
Authoring Institution: Maine State Dept. of Educational and Cultural Services, Augusta. Div. of Special Education.
Identifiers - Location: Maine