ERIC Number: ED304803
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Transition: A Model for the Transition of Handicapped Children from Essential Early Education Programs to Regular Public School Programs in a Rural Setting. Handicapped Children's Early Education, Assistance Demonstration Project. Final Report.
Vermont Univ., Burlington. Center for Developmental Disabilities.
This final report of a federally funded demonstration project describes the impact of Project TEEM (Transitioning into the Elementary Education Mainstream). Project TEEM worked to enable school systems to implement a transition planning process for moving preschool-aged children with handicaps from early childhood special education programs into the local elementary school mainstream, and to provide support for families participating in the planning process. Project TEEM did not specify a standard transition model; rather, it specified a planning process for schools to develop their own individual transition procedures utilizing a broad-based planning team. The TEEM model identified critical steps in successful transition, and identified objectives and accompanying activities which must occur in order for a school system to successfully develop and implement a systematic transition process. The report includes results of a project evaluation and a list of training, dissemination, and other activities conducted during the 3 years of Project TEEM. Appendices contain a list of best practices for effective transition and integration of learners with handicaps, a transition planning packet, a checklist for evaluating transition planning processes, a brochure for parents, and survey forms for families and professionals. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Handicapped Children's Early Education Program.
Authoring Institution: Vermont Univ., Burlington. Center for Developmental Disabilities.