ERIC Number: ED413705
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Families Are Important: An Early Childhood Guidebook for Families of Young Children with Disabilities.
Anderson, Maria; Edmunds, Polly; Anderson, Carolyn
Though developed specifically for Minnesota parents, parents in other states will also receive helpful information from this booklet on early intervention programs for children with disabilities. Topics covered include: (1) qualifications for admission to early intervention services; (2) legal rights of children with disabilities; (3) the individual family service plan (IFSP); (4) types of services available; (5) making a referral; (6) assessment of disabilities; (7) the IFSP team; (8) transition planning; (9) procedural safeguards; (8) resolving differences with service coordinators and school personnel; (9) due process; (10) appeals; and (11) interagency collaboration. The book also contains lists of printed resources, acronyms parents may need to know, and relevant terms. A list of suggested reading for parents and the actual Minnesota legislative language governing early childhood education for children with disabilities is included. A list of all the federally funded parent training and information centers is included in the appendix. (CR)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Conflict Resolution, Cooperative Planning, Disabilities, Due Process, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Educational Legislation, Individualized Family Service Plans, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Transitional Programs, Young Children
PACER Center, Inc., 4826 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55417-1088; telephone: 612-827-2966; TTY: 612-827-7770; fax: 612-827-3065.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: PACER Center, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act