ERIC Number: ED312864
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar-10
Reference Count: N/A
State Progress in Policy Development for the Individualized Family Service Plan (P.L. 99-457, Part H).
Place, Patricia; And Others
This survey sought to identify the status of state policies on Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP) required by Public Law 99-457. The survey found that every state plans to develop or review IFSP policies, even the three states who said they had existing policies which they thought might currently meet the Part H requirements on service delivery to infants/toddlers with disabilities and their families. The Interagency Coordinating Council was identified as a key participant in policy development in 37 of the 39 states which had identified procedures for input into or review of the IFSP policies. The lead agency was the most frequent agent for final policy approval. Content analysis of seven states' policies found that the policies included a case management system, family input into plan development, and requirements for identifying family needs. However, few policies identified practices to protect the rights of the family, and none identified procedures for resolution of disputes. An appendix contains the questions used in the content analysis of existing state policies. (Author/JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Washington, DC.; North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Carolina Inst. for Child and Family Policy.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments 1986