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ERIC Number: ED348816
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Medically Fragile Children: Report from State Committee on Medically Fragile Child Referent Group.
Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Special Education Services.
This report is the product of a committee charged to define "medically fragile," explore the array of educational services available and/or needed for children in Michigan considered medically fragile, identify current information and gaps in the information, and identify areas of interagency collaboration. The report discusses critical evolving issues, including definition of the term "medically fragile," demographics of this population, and legal precedence for educating medically fragile students. It also discusses partnership and communication issues through vignettes focusing on the family's perspective and needs and emphasizing interagency cooperation. A section on program support recommendations outlines specific steps in service delivery and discusses transportation issues, nursing needs, and staff training. Appendices contain a bibliography of reports and books (15 entries), a list of approximately 45 audiovisual materials, and a list of health care occupations to consider as potential resources for training school employees. (JDD)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Audiovisual Aids, Definitions, Delivery Systems, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Involvement, Incidence, Legal Responsibility, Needs Assessment, Parent Participation, Resources, School Health Services, School Nurses, Special Health Problems, Staff Development, Teamwork, Training, Transportation
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Special Education Services.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan