ERIC Number: ED329070
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Severely Handicapped Branch: Project Directors' Meeting (Linthicum Heights, Maryland, November 6-9, 1989).
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Handicaps, Washington, DC.
These proceedings report on activities at an annual meeting of directors of projects administered through the Severely Handicapped Branch, Division of Educational Services (DES) of the United States Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). The proceedings contain presentations by: (1) Judy A. Schrag, who described the scope and intent of the OSEP mission and discussed critical issues facing special education, including changing populations, personnel needs, and outcome data; (2) Nancy Safer, who presented a framework for the DES mission; (3) Robert Davila, who emphasized the need for effective services for those with disabilities, effective personnel preparation, and increased self-determination for individuals with disabilities; and (4) Patty Guard, who reviewed the principal features of the Americans with Disabilities Act and possible congressional response. Summaries are provided of general sessions on the State and Multi-State Deaf-Blind Projects program and on statewide systems change as it relates to state and multi-state deaf-blind projects. Summaries are also provided of topical sessions on integrated education, transition to adult life, communication and assistive devices, research and innovation, validation, utilizations, personnel training, and demonstration projects. (JDD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Div. of Educational Services.
Authoring Institution: National Information Center for Children and Youth with Handicaps, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990