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ERIC Number: ED413705
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 45
Abstractor: N/A
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)
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
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: PACER Center, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act