ERIC Number: ED260240
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Extending Horizons: Family and Friends. Research and Development Series No. 257D.
McKinney, Lorella A.; West, Catherine
This companion document describing the role of parents, family members, and close friends in the individualized education program (IEP) process; five other companion documents; and an inservice guide comprise a series developed for assisting disabled persons in their transition from school to work. Its purpose is to help family and friends understand the importance of their contribution and support as well as assist them to understand the balance that must be maintained between support and independency. Information is provided on societal attitudes toward family and friend participation in educational development of handicapped students and legislative support for parental involvement. The IEP is described in terms of rule requirements, family questions regarding the IEP documents, and the due process hearing and roles for parents at an IEP conference. Suggestions are made for teaming up with others to provide input to school systems. Information on accessing vocational education and aiding the student in getting employment is presented in a descriptive format. A bibliography concludes the document. (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Family Involvement, Family Role, Individualized Education Programs, Job Placement, Parent Participation, Postsecondary Education, Resource Staff, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Social Support Groups, Special Education, Team Training, Vocational Education
National Center Publications, Box F, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090 (RD257D--$2.75).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Community
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.