ERIC Number: ED340147
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-May
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing Children with Disabilities for School. ERIC Digest #E503.
This digest summarizes information on the roles of the Federal Government, the family, and teachers in preparing young children with disabilities for school. Noted are relevant provisions of Public Law 99-457, the 1986 Amendments to the Education of the Handicapped Act (Part B), including development of Individualized Family Service Plans to aid in the transition from preschool to the general school setting. Parents are seen as teachers, partners, decision makers, and/or advocates. The important roles of both sending- and receiving-teachers in the transition process, the Capstone Transition Process, is briefly described, and the Capstone Transition Timeline of 15 steps is listed. Includes nine references. (DB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Government Role, Individualized Programs, Models, Parent Role, School Readiness, Teacher Role, Transitional Programs
Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091-1589 ($1.00 each, minimum order $5.00 prepaid, product no. E503).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments 1986