ERIC Number: ED298740
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Parent Handbook. Preschool Transition Project.
Innocenti, Mark S.
The sample parent handbook contains handouts used with a series of four meetings in which parents of preschool handicapped children learn how to be their child's advocate. The first meeting is on Testing and the Individualized Education Program (IEP) and includes: "Evaluation Responsibilities,""Questions You May Want To Ask,""Some Things Parents Should Know about Testing,""Suggestions for the IEP conference," and "Types of Educational Placement." Meeting 2 is on legal rights and the IEP process. Handouts include: "You and One Four Two! Public Law 94-142,""A Checklist for an Individualized Education Plan,""Evaluation, Placement, and Due Process under Public Law 94-142 and Section 504," and "Education" (chapter from "Legal Rights Handbook"). The third meeting features other parents of handicapped children with such handouts as: "Negotiating the System,""Checklist: Parent Teacher Conferences,""Facts about Mainstreaming: Answers for Parents of Children with Handicaps." The final meeting has school district representatives talking about transition with handouts: "Questions Teachers Often Raise about Mainstreaming,""Davis County School District (Utah) Information Sheet," and "Sample Forms from the Weber School District (Utah)." (DB)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Civil Rights, Disabilities, Legal Responsibility, Parent Attitudes, Parent Education, Parent Materials, Parent School Relationship, Preschool Education, Testing, Transitional Programs
Outreach and Development Division, Developmental Center for Handicapped Persons, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-6845 ($4.50).
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 210 774-775.