ERIC Number: ED312860
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
On the Agenda: Oregon's Chronically Ill Children and Their Families.
Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
This report describes the current status and needs of chronically ill children and their families in Oregon. An introductory chapter outlines the history of educational services for children with severe health needs, defines the term "chronically ill," reports on prevalence, and outlines trends. a survey of 49 parents of chronically ill children analyzes demographic information, access to and need for various services, changes that would improve service delivery, and types of financial assistance being received. The primary roles of state agencies which could provide support and services are described. The report recommends that the state: (1) continue the Steering Committee on Children with Chronic Illness and Their Families; (2) designate and fund a single case management agency; (3) include parents as important planners, reviewers, and evaluators of goals, objectives, and action plans; (4) coordinate and extend eligibility criteria to assure that all children with severe chronic illnesses qualify for medical support and other services; (5) assure a support system that addresses the financial needs of all parents; (6) provide support to assure that children with chronic illness progress through the public school system; and (7) provide training for service providers. An appendix contains a copy of the parent survey form. (JDD)
Descriptors: Chronic Illness, Delivery Systems, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Health Needs, Incidence, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Program Development, State Agencies, State Programs
Oregon Department of Education, Publication Sales, 700 Pringle Parkway, S.E., Salem, OR 97310-0290 ($3.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon