ERIC Number: ED386848
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Hidden Treasures: Expanding Community Connections (Nashville, Tennessee, September 22-23, 1994).
Materials are presented from a 1994 meeting on expanding community connections of the six-state Magnolia Circle Outreach Project, which fosters networking between families and professionals involved in services for children (birth to 5 years) with, or at risk for, developmental delays. The meeting was designed to highlight successful collaborative community resources, services, and service delivery mechanisms as well as to strengthen regional networks by linking resources and resource persons. Meeting attendees were from Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, and Tennessee, and represented parent networking programs, community early intervention and preschool programs, public schools, Head Start, state Departments of Education, and a state transition project. Meeting materials include: a list of participants and the meeting agenda, a list of issues and problem-solving strategies proposed by participants, a list of networking ideas, a summary of an address by Agnes Johnson concerning the Technical Assistance for Parent Programs and the Parent Training and Information Centers, a list of potential funding sources and resources for rural interdisciplinary assessment teams and types of staff/professionals who may participate, results of meeting evaluation, and a bibliography of resource materials. (SW)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, At Risk Persons, Community Programs, Community Resources, Community Services, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Delivery Systems, Developmental Delays, Early Intervention, Infants, Interdisciplinary Approach, Networks, Outreach Programs, Parent Influence, Parent Participation, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Regional Cooperation, Rural Areas, Teamwork, Technical Assistance
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Early Education Program for Children with Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN. Peabody Coll., John F. Kennedy Center.
Note: A publication of the Magnolia Circle Outreach Project.