ERIC Number: ED303961
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jun
Resource Guide for Community Agencies and Contractual Service Providers for Emotionally Handicapped Students.
Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis. Div. of Special Education.
The guide is intended as an informational resource for members of community agencies or contracted service providers who are involved in the education and/or welfare of emotionally handicapped (EH) students. Following a definition of EH students, the first of eight brief sections outlines procedures for referral and evaluation, case conference responsibilities and participants, the individualized education program (IEP), and the annual case review. The second section describes due process and procedural safeguards, while the third focuses on the concept of continuum of services. Section 4 addresses specific areas of EH programming, including IEP implementation and curriculum components (academics, vocational education, classroom and behavior management, affective education). Section 5 treats the topic of facilitating interagency cooperation and offers 20 tips to enhance communication among professionals. Section 6 discusses the role of surrogate parents in relation to the education of EH students, while Section 7 focuses on confidentiality. A final section addresses issues related to the provision of contracted services for EH students. Five supplementary forms and checklists are appended, and a glossary and bibliography conclude the document. (JW)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Agency Role, Behavior Disorders, Community Services, Confidentiality, Cooperative Planning, Curriculum, Delivery Systems, Due Process, Educational Diagnosis, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Individualized Education Programs, Interprofessional Relationship, Student Placement
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis. Div. of Special Education.
Note: For related documents, see EC 212 251-264.