ERIC Number: ED313884
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
A Parent's Guide to Accessing Programs for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers with Handicaps.
Valdivieso, Carol; And Others
The guide is intended to help parents of young children with special needs identify early intervention services (for children birth through age 2) and special education services (for children ages 3 through 5). Part 1 answers typical questions of parents of infants including: What should I do if I think my child has special needs? What are early intervention services? Who do I contact first for help? What is an assessment? Who pays for the assessment? How can I find out more about special education laws? Part 2 answers similar questions of parents of preschoolers with handicaps: What should I do if I think my preschool child needs special education? Will I have to pay for the assessment or for services? Are there any parent groups in my area? Part 3 provides answers to similar questions about programs and services for rural, adoptive/foster, and military families and their young children with handicaps. Next, a glossary defines about 50 special education terms. Also included are a sample record-keeping worksheet, information on the Education for All Handicapped Children Act and the Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments of 1986, a listing of federally funded parent programs, and an annotated bibliography of 12 recommended readings. (DB)
Descriptors: Adopted Children, At Risk Persons, Definitions, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Foster Children, Infants, Information Seeking, Intervention, Legal Responsibility, Organizations (Groups), Parent Responsibility, Preschool Education, Rural Areas, Special Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Information Center for Handicapped Children and Youth, Washington, DC.; Interstate Research Associates, Inc., Rosslyn, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments 1986