ERIC Number: ED335849
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
A Profile of State Interagency Efforts for Children with Special Needs and Their Families.
Goldman, Harvey; Intriligator, Barbara A.
This report presents findings from a study of the ways in which interagency efforts by State and local government agencies influence accessibility of services for children with handicapping conditions and their families. The research was designed as a case study of a mid-Atlantic State that has a wide range of demographic characteristics. Thirty state personnel involved with planning or programs for children with handicaps and their families were interviewed, and information from documents and meetings was examined. The organizational conditions and interpersonal relationships that determine whether an interagency effort is cooperative, coordinative, or collaborative are described in terms of the following features: interagency objective, interagency policies, interagency structure, resources, loyalty to the interagency effort, procedures to establish agreement, decisionmaking processes, and roles of key personnel. Three state interagency committees were studied: the State Coordinating Council for Residential Placement, the Interagency Planning Committee for Children, and the Interagency Coordinating Council. The report concludes with a discussion of the implications of study findings for interagency efforts associated with Part H of Public Law 99-457. (Nine references) (JDD)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Agency Cooperation, Case Studies, Children, Coordination, Decision Making, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Local Government, Preschool Education, Public Agencies, Residential Programs, Staff Role, State Government, State Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Maternal and Child Health and Resources Development.
Authoring Institution: Georgetown Univ. Child Development Center, Washington, DC.; ICA, Arlington, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education of the Handicapped Act 1986 (Part H)