ERIC Number: ED403707
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Community Inclusion Outreach Training Project. Final Report.
Bruder, Mary Beth; Brand, Marie
This final report describes activities and achievements of the Community Inclusion Project for Young Children with Disabilities, a New York State project which provided outreach training to early intervention staff, community early childhood staff, and families on the inclusion of young children with disabilities in early intervention, special education, or related services settings. The project's model included service delivery utilizing a family-directed transdisciplinary approach; training for staff and families; evaluation of children, families, programs, and communities; and policy development. Outreach components included management, dissemination, replication, and evaluation. Project activities included development of workbooks, wide dissemination of project and model information at state and national conferences, delivery of 53 workshops (involving about 2000 participants), and institute training to 21 programs (with over 200 participants). Individual sections of the report describe the project's goals and objectives, theoretical and conceptual framework, model, problems, findings, impact, and future activities. Most of the report consists of the following appendices: staff vitae, the project brochure, sample workbooks, details of training components, dissemination record and list of presentations, training schedule and workshop data, letters to state agencies, list of publications, sample evaluation tools, a replication checklist, institute data, and more detail on technical assistance. (Contains 51 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Community Programs, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Family Programs, Inclusive Schools, Infants, Inservice Education, Institutes (Training Programs), Models, Outreach Programs, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Education, Social Integration, Special Education, Staff Development, Toddlers, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Early Education Program for Children with Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ. Health Center, Farmington.