ERIC Number: ED385088
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Step Ahead at Age 3: A Guide for Families.
Smith, Pamela, Ed.; And Others
This publication is intended to help parents in Kansas communities plan for the transition of young children with special needs from the Infant-Toddler Services program to Early Childhood Special Education Services and/or other community services. Information is provided on the seven-step process: (1) planning ahead; (2) the transition meeting; (3) evaluation; (4) staffing; (5) getting ready for the Individualized Education Program/Individualized Family Service Plan (IEP/IFSP) meeting; (6) participating in the IEP/IFSP meeting; and (7) putting the IEP/IFSP into action. Information in each section generally includes questions to consider, important people to contact, action steps, and a checklist. A final section summarizes what the law says about parental rights in the areas of written consent, parent participation, educational evaluation, records, confidentiality of information, and due process. (DB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Educational Legislation, Individualized Education Programs, Individualized Family Service Plans, Infants, Parent Participation, Parent Rights, Preschool Education, Special Education, Special Needs Students, Toddlers, Transitional Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kansas State Board of Education, Topeka.; Kansas State Dept. of Health and Environment, Topeka.; Associated Colleges of Central Kansas, McPherson.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Coordinating Council on Early Childhood Developmental Services.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas