ERIC Number: ED391328
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Writing an Interagency Agreement on Transition: A Practical Guide. FACTS/LRE Information Series #5.
Hadden, Sarah; And Others
This manual provides detailed, step-by-step information on developing and writing an interagency agreement to facilitate the transition of young (age 3) children with disabilities from early intervention programs into preschool educational services under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Worksheets are provided throughout the manual to assist in the process of writing the agreement. An introductory section considers preliminary aspects such as forming a team to write the agreement and the overall process of writing an agreement. The next section considers seven aspects of the agreement: (1) the purpose statement; (2) transmitting information; (3) discussing transition issues with families; (4) determining eligibilty; (5) and (7) monitoring the agreement. The two remaining sections offer guidelines for developing a collection of best practices and getting the interagency agreement signed. Appendices include a glossary of terms and the worksheets used in writing the agreement as well as a sample transition timeline and sample interagency agreements. (DB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational Planning, Interdisciplinary Approach, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, School Community Relationship, Teamwork, Transitional Programs, Young Children
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.