ERIC Number: ED357528
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Service System Coordination under Part H of IDEA: A National Survey Report.
Harbin, Gloria L.; And Others
This report presents the methodology and findings of a survey of state coordinators implementing Part H of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The survey, conducted to examine the nature and scope of interagency coordination efforts, was completed and returned by 38 coordinators. Nine areas of coordination are addressed: major coordination goals, age range targeted for coordination, development of the vision for a coordinated service system, agencies involved, structure used, policies, staffing, accomplishments, and state evaluation efforts. Findings indicated that: (1) coordinators viewed the purposes of coordination from a broad perspective; (2) 70 percent of the states were only coordinating services for ages 0-3; (3) the mean number of agencies involved in service coordination was 4.8; (4) 78 percent used a group of directors to develop Part H policies; (5) most states had developed one or two interagency agreements; (6) mean number of full time staff was 5.7; (7) 13 areas of progress were identified; and (8) 17 states were involved in evaluating service coordination. (Contains 36 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
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