ERIC Number: ED406812
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Section 619 Profile. Seventh Edition.
deFosset, Shelley; And Others
Information on the implementation of services for preschool children with special needs and their families is presented, acquired from a survey of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 8 outlying jurisdictions. The information is organized into nine sections reflecting major state activities related to the Part B, Section 619 portion of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. These sections include: (1) administration, education reform, and funding; (2) interagency coordination; (3) personnel, including certification/licensure requirements for preschool special education staff and use of paraprofessionals; (4) transition from early intervention services to preschool programs and from preschool programs to kindergarten and first grade; (5) inclusion and programming; (6) public awareness initiatives; (7) individual family service plans and family-centered services; (8) eligibility; (9) special education mandates and legislation; and (10) preschool program data. Contains a contact list of program coordinators and related personnel. (CR)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Eligibility, Family Programs, Financial Support, Inclusive Schools, Kindergarten, Mainstreaming, National Surveys, Paraprofessional Personnel, Preschool Education, Program Administration, Program Implementation, Staff Development, State Programs, Transitional Programs
NEC*TAS, 500 NationsBank Plaza, 137 East Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27514; telephone: 919/962-2001; TDD: 919/966-4041; fax: 919/966-7643; e-mail: email@example.com.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System, Chapel Hill, NC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part B