ERIC Number: ED361962
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Understanding the Individualized Family Service Plan: A Resource for Families.
Cash, Judy A.; And Others
This guide is designed to help parents make important decisions in the development of the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP), which outlines the partnership between the family with a special needs child and the practitioners who provide early intervention services. The guide begins with a definition of an IFSP, followed by discussions of: the contents of an IFSP; sharing of information about the child and about the family's strengths and needs; the IFSP planning meeting; and changing the IFSP. A sample IFSP format is provided. The guide concludes with a list of organizational resources for parents, including a national information center, regional parent training and information centers, and statewide parent information centers. (Contains 20 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Individualized Programs, Meetings, Parent Participation, Planning, Program Development, Resources, Teamwork
Child Development Resources, Training Center, P.O. Box 299, Lightfoot, VA 23090-0299 ($15 each; 1-25 copies, $9.95 each).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Handicapped Children's Early Education Program.
Authoring Institution: Williamsburg Area Child Development Resources, Inc., Lightfoot, VA.