ERIC Number: ED279405
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Nov
If You Take That Handicapped Child I'll Quit!
Johanson, Doris K.
The Technical Assistance Program of the Society for Crippled Children of Cuyahoga County, Ohio, assists parents in finding child care in community day care programs and day care homes for their children with disabilities. The program provides staff training, on-site consultation and support, liaison with professionals that are involved with the child, and ongoing support throughout the placement. As a result, children have been mainstreamed into more than 90 center-based programs in the greater Cleveland metropolitan area and in numerous day care homes. Described in this document are ways in which day care directors can provide similar support for their staff when a child with disabilities is brought into their program. Discussion focuses on (1) self-preparation of director; (2) preparation of staff, including a staff meeting to consider mainstreaming, training, preparation of children and parents, visits by teachers to other programs attended by the child, and fostering positive attitudes; and (3) support for teachers and caregivers. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (Washington, DC, November 13-16, 1986).