ERIC Number: ED391326
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Dec-15
Reference Count: N/A
FACTS/LRE: Family and Child Transitions into Least Restrictive Environments. Final Report.
Fowler, Susan A.; And Others
This final report describes activities and accomplishments of the FACTS/LRE (Family and Child Transitions into Least Restrictive Environments) project, a 2-year project to promote best practices in the transition process of 3-year-olds with disabilities from early intervention to preschool programs. The project delivered technical assistance to agencies in three states (Illinois, Kansas, and Indiana) and 50 local communities. Technical assistance focused on five components of the transition process: (1) interagency agreements; (2) family involvement; (3) time lines; (4) least restrictive environments; and (5) evaluation. The project resulted in training 39 teams and developing 28 interagency agreements on transition, of which 10 have been signed. Other project accomplishments included development and dissemination of five manuals for family members and practitioners and presentations at conferences. Individual sections of the report describe the project's goals and objectives, conceptual framework, outreach and dissemination activities, logistical problems and their resolution, evaluation findings, impact, and future activities. Appendices provide additional documentation of technical assistance to outreach sites, outcomes of technical assistance in writing interagency agreements, and dissemination and public awareness activities. (DB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational Practices, Family Involvement, Information Dissemination, Inservice Education, Mainstreaming, Outreach Programs, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Regional Programs, School Readiness, Technical Assistance, Transitional Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Inst. for Research on Human Development.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois; Indiana; Kansas