ERIC Number: ED416658
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Leading the Way: Disabilities Services and the Management Team. Training Guides for the Head Start Learning Community.
Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.
This guide is designed to provide Head Start managers with the skills and knowledge needed to plan and implement integrated services for children with disabilities and their families. Module 1, "Identifying Shared Responsibilities," assists participants in identifying how current roles and collaboration practices as a team affect children with disabilities and their families and describes the critical points where coordination among managers must take place. Module 2, "A Look at ADA and 504," explains the laws that govern disabilities services in Head Start. This module equips management teams to evaluate facilities and services and to identify strategies for reasonable accommodation. It also addresses ways to adapt employment practices to reflect the rights and protections afforded to employees with disabilities. Module 3, "Collaborating with LEAs," provides participants with information and tools to improve relationships with local education agencies (LEAs) and other community organizations and to ensure quality services to children with disabilities and their families. The guide also includes a section on continuing professional development, which offers participants strategies to apply new skills and extend their learning. A list of print and audiovisual materials and organizations is included. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Agency Cooperation, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational Legislation, Employment Practices, Family Involvement, Federal Legislation, Integrated Services, Interprofessional Relationship, Management Development, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Education, Professional Development, Program Administration, School Community Relationship, School Districts, Young Children
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)