ERIC Number: ED417558
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Discretionary Projects Supported by the Office of Special Education Programs under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Fiscal Year 1997: Technical Assistance, Dissemination, and Parent Training.
Orkwis, Ray; DeCarme, Judi; Glover, Jeanne
The five-volume directory describes more than 1,200 discretionary grants and contracts supported by the Research to Practice Division of the Office of Special Education Programs. The projects are grouped into sections representing the seven program areas of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Amendments (1997), Part D. This volume, the third of the directory, describes projects concerning technical assistance and dissemination and parent training and information. The Technical Assistance and Dissemination program addresses systemic-change goals and priorities through such mechanisms as institutes, regional resource centers, clearinghouses, and programs that support states and local entities in building capacity and improving early intervention, educational, and transitional services for children with disabilities and their families. The Parent Training and Information program aims to better meet the needs of parents of children with disabilities, particularly underserved parents and parents of children who may be inappropriately identified, and to assist parents in understanding the availability and effective use of procedural safeguards under the IDEA. The 245 projects are grouped by funding competition and include information on grant number, title, project director, beginning and ending dates, and contact information. Usually, an abstract describes the project's purpose, proposed method, and proposed products. Four indexes are provided: a project director index, an organization index, a state index, and a subject index. (DB)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Early Intervention, Education Work Relationship, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Grants, Information Dissemination, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Parent Education, Preschool Education, Professional Development, Program Descriptions, Research and Development, Special Education, State Programs, Technical Assistance, Theory Practice Relationship, Transitional Programs
Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191-1589; toll-free telephone: 888-232-7733; World Wide Web: http://www.cec.sped.org (Stock No. R5269, $6 plus postage and handling).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Reston, VA. ERIC/OSEP Special Project on Interagency Information Dissemination.