ERIC Number: ED358639
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Local Interagency Councils for Preschool Handicapped Programs: An Effective Strategy To Implement the Mandate. CASE Research Information Packet.
Morgan, Janet L.; Swan, William W.
This information packet is designed to assist local interagency councils to implement Public Law 99-457's requirements concerning the provision of high quality services to preschool children with disabilities and their families. The model described provides a framework for continual coordination of agency programs as well as use of collaboration for problem solving. It is designed to structure the independent but similar functions of various agencies, eliminate fragmentation and duplication of services, allow for more effective utilization of personnel and resources, ensure the provision of a full array of services, streamline the service delivery system for families, and eliminate the sense of territoriality that often plagues services to children. The document reviews the goals and rationale for a local interagency council, states prerequisites for effective interagency efforts, describes the critical characteristics of a council, examines the maturation or developmental stages of a council, discusses implementation procedures for assembling the interagency team, and outlines the main functions and activities which result in effective collaboration. An appendix briefly outlines four case studies, which examine the advantages of collaboration for the agencies, the child, and the family. (Contains 50 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Coordination, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Human Services, Models, Preschool Education, Program Development, Program Implementation
CASE Research Committee, Indiana University, School of Education, Smith Research Center-100A, 2805 East 10th St., Bloomington, IN 47405 (Order No. LIC-1, $15).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Dept. of Special Education.; Council of Administrators of Special Education, Inc.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments 1986