ERIC Number: ED353049
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Planners' Conference on Integration and the Least Restrictive Environment for Young Children. Conference Proceedings (Chicago, Illinois, December 7-8, 1988).
Sykes, Dennis J., Ed.
This document describes the proceedings of a conference of early childhood education planners on the provision of the least restrictive environment (LRE) for young children with disabilities. The goal of the conference was to positively impact on the development of state early childhood plans in the areas of integration and the provision of the LRE. Topics discussed included: (1) major issues facing states as they develop policies and practices for providing appropriate early childhood special education to young children; (2) administrative approaches to providing LRE; (3) the process of fostering friendships between children with disabilities and other children; (4) the process of integrating the concept of LRE into early intervention services for the child and support for the family; (5) intensive special education for handicapped preschoolers without segregation from nonhandicapped children; (6) the funding of integrated services for young children with disabilities; (7) benefits and barriers to the provision of integrated preschool. The appendix contains seven recommended state plans for the implementation of LRE for the birth through 5 population. For each state, definitions, and descriptions of barriers and action steps, are included. (SM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Great Lakes Area Regional Resource Center.