ERIC Number: ED364032
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Nov-17
Reference Count: N/A
Portage Multi-State Outreach Project. Final Report.
Herwig, Julia; Herman, Patti
This final report of the Portage Multi-State Outreach Project discusses the project's activities in assisting states, agencies, and local programs to plan, develop, and provide services for unserved and underserved young children with disabilities and their families across a variety of settings and program options. Specifically the project provided: (1) training throughout the country relative to least restrictive settings for children with disabilities in homes, day care programs, and classrooms; (2) technical assistance on issues related to service development and delivery; and (3) the dissemination of materials for working with young children and their families. Project Outreach activities affected over 100 personnel from state education agencies, lead agencies, public schools, day care centers, hospitals, universities, technical schools, Head Start programs, tribal councils, developmental disabilities boards, private service agencies, institutions, and professional organizations. Special efforts were made to work with typically underserved groups including Native Americans and migrant populations. Over 15,000 children and families were indirectly affected by Portage Outreach activities. Further effects are expected through the Project's certification of trainers and the development and publication of materials to facilitate the process of implementing family guided services. An appendix details results of a teacher and parent survey of home-based programs. (Contains 53 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Demonstration Programs, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Family Involvement, Family Programs, Information Dissemination, Mainstreaming, Minority Groups, Outreach Programs, Program Development, Services, Social Integration, Staff Development, Technical Assistance, Workshops, Young Children
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Early Education Program for Children with Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: Cooperative Educational Service Agency #5, Portage, WI.