ERIC Number: ED412687
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Section 619 Profile. Eighth Edition.
deFosset, Shelley; Carlin, Michael
Information on the implementation of services for preschool children with special needs and their families is presented, based on current or previous surveys of 50 states, the District of Columbia, and eight outlying jurisdictions. The information is presented in tabular form and is organized into nine sections related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part B, Section 619. These sections include: (1) administration, education reform, and funding; (2)interagency coordination; (3) personnel; (4) transition; (5) inclusion and programming; (6) public awareness; (7) Individualized Family Service Programs and family-centered services; (8) eligibility; and (9) special education mandates and legislation. The final section presents tables on preschool program data including number of children served in each state from 1986 through 1997, and graphs showing program growth in dollars and number of children served from 1977 through 1997. An appendix lists Section 619 coordinators for each state and related personnel. (DB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational Legislation, Eligibility, Family Programs, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Individualized Family Service Plans, Mainstreaming, National Surveys, Parent Participation, Preschool Education, Program Administration, Program Implementation, Staff Development, State Legislation, State Programs, Statistical Data, Transitional Programs, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; 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