ERIC Number: ED298738
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Helping Parents To Be Informed Advocates for Their Handicapped Children: Planning Materials for Four Meetings To Provide Information and Support. Preschool Transition Project.
Innocenti, Mark S.; And Others
The manual provides parent educators with guidelines for conducting a series of four 1-hour meetings to help parents of preschool handicapped children fulfill their role as their child's advocate. At the first meeting, information on tests and testing and on the Individualized Education Program process is presented. In the second meeting, parents are informed of the legal rights to which children receiving special services are entitled. At the third meeting, other parents of older handicapped children speak providing a parent perspective of special education services. In the fourth meeting, school district special education administrators give parents specific information about the school district and answer parents' questions. The manual also contains general suggestions for the meetings (e.g. send parents reminder notes, serve refreshments, and develop a parent handbook) and appendixes which include forms used by the Preschool Transition Project in Utah, a list of regional resource centers, a list of state protection and advocacy agencies, the parent feedback form, and the pre-post exam. (DB)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Civil Rights, Disabilities, Equal Education, Individualized Education Programs, Legal Responsibility, Meetings, Parent Education, Parent School Relationship, Preschool Education, Special Education, Tests, Transitional Programs
Outreach and Development Division, Developmental Center for Handicapped Persons, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-6845 ($3.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Utah State Univ., Logan. Developmental Center for Handicapped Persons.
Note: For related documents, see EC 210 775-776.