ERIC Number: ED355752
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
MAPS: A Plan for Including All Children in Schools.
Kansas State Board of Education, Topeka.
This manual describes a Kansas program which is working toward full inclusion of students with deaf blindness through the MAPS approach (which stands for Making Action Plans or the McGill Action Planning System). An introduction stresses the value of integration and the focus of MAPS on the student's abilities and not his/her weaknesses. The MAPS process involves gathering key people in the student's life who cooperatively answer such questions as: "What is the student's history?""What is your dream for the child?""What is your nightmare?""What are the student's gifts?" and "What would an ideal day at school be like for the student?" Use of the MAPS approach to help develop the student's Individualized Education Program is described with examples. Plans for structured friendship or peer programs are suggested as part of the MAPS meeting. Specific suggestions for parents wishing to encourage their schools to implement a MAPS approach and to develop a more inclusive climate are offered. (Contains 10 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Deaf Blind, Disabilities, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Friendship, Individualized Education Programs, Long Range Planning, Mainstreaming, Meetings, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Peer Relationship, Program Development, Social Integration, Student Development, Teamwork
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Board of Education, Topeka.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas