ERIC Number: ED340179
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Promoting Health through Part H: Promoting the Health of Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities through Part H of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
This issue paper is based on recommendations of a February, 1991 meeting on promoting child health through Part H of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Part H emphasizes family-centered care; service coordination; comprehensive services; collaboration among service providers and funding sources; outreach to traditionally underserved groups; and systematic, appropriate training. The first section of this issue paper, "A Welcome for Every Child," presents agreed upon basic principles and guidelines to support the health and development of infants and toddlers. The second section, "Lessons from Infants, Toddlers, and Their Families," uses four case vignettes to explore ways of providing both common and individualistic health and developmental needs. The third section, "Roles and Responsibilities," examines roles of families, health care providers, and other early intervention professionals. The final section, "Policies to Support People," suggests strategies that professional associations and educational institutions, as well as legislative and administrative bodies, can use to support health promotion through Part H. Appended are a list of 75 references and a list of the meeting participants. (DB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Case Studies, Child Health, Compliance (Legal), Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Family Involvement, Family Programs, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Health Services, Infants, Outreach Programs, Policy Formation, Preschool Education, Program Implementation, Toddlers
National Center for Clinical Infant Programs, 2000 14th St., North, Suite 380, Arlington, VA 22201-2500 ($10.00 each, includes postage and handling; quantity discount available).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Frank Porter Graham Center.; National Center for Clinical Infant Programs, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part H