ERIC Number: ED337977
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-May-6
Reference Count: N/A
Field Hearing on the Reauthorization of the Early Intervention and Preschool Programs under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Select Education of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, First Session (Brooklyn, New York).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
This hearing, held in Brooklyn, New York, on the reauthorization of the early intervention and preschool programs of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, addresses the at-risk factors that prevent school readiness of young children and seeks to ascertain the extent to which at-risk children have been identified and served. A statement by Representative Major R. Owens notes that only 10 of the 50 states intend to serve at-risk children under Part H of this legislation and calls for testimony to assist in encouraging more states to serve these children. The testimony includes statements, letters, and supplemental materials from: (1) representatives of government agencies such as New York State Education Department and New York Office of Public Health; (2) representatives of private and voluntary organizations and associations, such as Citizens Committee for Children of New York, Quality Education for Minorities Network, National Association for Perinatal Addiction, Just Kids, Children's Defense Fund, National Center for Children in Poverty, and New York State Parent Committee for the Education of Children with Handicapping Conditions; (3) representatives of special schools and intervention programs including the Miriam de Soyza Learning Center and the Hebrew Institute for the Deaf and Exceptional Children; (4) representatives of universities, including the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and Rutgers University's JFK Center for Infants with Disabilities; and (5) concerned parents. (JDD)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Federal Legislation, Handicap Identification, Hearings, High Risk Students, Preschool Education, Public Policy, State Programs
Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act