ERIC Number: ED408786
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jun-1
Model Demonstration Projects for Young Children with Disabilities: 3+2. Project BLEND (Beginning Learning Experiences in Developmentally Inclusive Groups and at Home) 1991-1997. Final Report.
Horn, Eva M.; And Others
This final report describes Project BLEND (Beginning Learning Experiences in Developmentally Inclusive Groups and at Home), a project designed to develop, implement, evaluate, and disseminate an ecological model for early intervention for children with developmental delays. Project BLEND included the following components: (a) the partnership (family, child care, BLEND) that was the context in which all activities for supporting each child's development were designed and implemented; (b) service coordination that assisted parents in establishing child care services and coordinating services from other agencies; and transition planning that assisted the child and family in making the transition to their next environment. In the first phase of the project, this model was developed and refined. In the second phase, the model was fully implemented with an existing early intervention center and community child care programs in middle Tennessee. In the third phase, the model was replicated in two sites: a school system in an urban setting that serves young children with disabilities (ages 3-5) and a second site that serves infants and toddlers with developmental delays and their families in a rural community. The report describes the project's activities and includes project implementation and replication checklists in the appendices. (Contains 12 references.) (Author/CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN. Peabody Coll.