ERIC Number: ED407778
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Including Your Child.
Gruskin, Susan; And Others
This booklet for parents of young children with special needs provides a variety of child-rearing suggestions as well as a listing of resources. After an introduction which defines special needs and summarizes basic principles, the following chapters address: (1) the family as the child's most important support; (2) the evaluation process; (3) relevant laws (such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) and the Parent Training and Information Centers; (4) services and supports available to children, ages birth through 2 and from age 3 on; (5) setting goals for the child; (6) the Individualized Family Service Plan and the Individualized Education Program; (7) fostering a child's social inclusion; (8) reaching out to others for support; and (9) helpful hints. A developmental progress chart is appended. Also appended is a resource list which includes 18 associations and organizations, 9 government agencies, 10 government-supported organizations, 4 hotlines and information lines, 2 Internet sites, 17 minority family groups, 12 regional offices of the Office for Civil Rights, 72 Parent Training and Information Centers, and 61 sources of state or territorial information. (Contains 15 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Rearing, Developmental Stages, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Individualized Education Programs, Individualized Family Service Plans, Infants, Organizations (Groups), Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Social Integration, Toddlers, Young Children
National Library of Education; toll-free telephone: 800/424-1616; fax: 202/219-1696 (single copy free). U.S. Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328; telephone: 202/512-1800.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. on Early Childhood Development and Education (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
Note: Illustrated by Barbara McGee.