ERIC Number: ED353705
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
The Coordination of Health and Other Services for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: The Conundrum of Parallel Service Systems. [Representation of a Symposium.]
Gallagher, James J., Ed.; Fullager, Patricia K., Ed.
This paper reports on a symposium of experts in child and family development and health care which met to discuss integrated systems of services. The symposium was part of the Carolina Policy Studies Program which is addressing policy implementation of Part H of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The paper notes IDEA's limitation to health services that are directly related to education. Recommendations of the policy analysts suggest a future focus on the following areas: (1) rigorous evaluation of the costs and benefits of existing programs; (2) creation of model programs of services for children and families that are based on empirical evidence; (3) full integration of family-centered care into all services; and (4) basing all efforts on the full interrelatedness of child health and child development. The law's inclusion of a variety of change and reform mechanisms is noted, among them family empowerment, multidisciplinary cooperation, and the development of Individual Family Service Plans. (DB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Change Strategies, Child Development, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational Change, Family Programs, Health Services, Individualized Programs, Infants, Integrated Activities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Policy Formation, Preschool Education, State Programs, Toddlers, Young Children
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Carolina Inst. for Child and Family Policy.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part H