ERIC Number: ED391327
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Planning Your Child's Transition to Preschool: A Step-by-Step Guide for Families. FACTS/LRE Information Series #4.
Chandler, Lynette K.; And Others
This manual is intended to assist families of young children with disabilities in their child's transition from early intervention services to preschool or other educational services at age 3. It provides information about the transition process, federal and state laws that apply to transition, and options for services and program placements. The manual suggests strategies to help families prepare for transition and participate in the transition process. Two case studies introduce the manual and contrast positive and negative transition processes. Individual sections of the manual cover the following topics: (1) learning about transition; (2) family involvement in transition planning; (3) preparing for transition; (4) participating as a member of the transition team; (5) parent rights and laws concerning transiton; (6) gathering information and making decisions; and (7) sharing information in the new program. Worksheets and checklists provided throughout the manual and in an appendix are designed to facilitate the manual's usefulness to parents. (DB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational Legislation, Family Involvement, Family School Relationship, Parent Participation, Parent Rights, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Teamwork, Transitional Programs
FACTS/LRE, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 61 Children's Research Center, 51 Gerty Dr., Champaign, IL 61820.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana.
Note: A publication of Family and Child Transitions into Least Restrictive Environments.