ERIC Number: ED421823
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Training Personnel for the Education of Individuals with Disabilities. Final Report, Years 1-5.
Kelker, Katharin A.
This final report of a five-year project describes the activities of Parents, Let's Unite for Kids (PLUK), a Montana program designed to provide support, training, and information to parents of infants, toddlers, and children with disabilities. A priority of the project is to serve members of groups that have been traditionally underserved, especially families living in rural locations and Indian families living both on and off reservations. Goals of the project included: (1) to assist parents in understanding the nature and needs of the disabling conditions of their children; (2) to demonstrate ways parents can support their child's educational program; (3) to enable parents to communicate more effectively with special educators, administrators, related service personnel, and other relevant professionals; (4) to empower parents as decision-makers in the special education process, including development of their child's Individualized Education Program; (5) to provide parents with information about the options, programs, services, and resources available at the national, state, and local levels to assist infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities and their families; and (6) to increase parents' understanding of the provisions for education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Activities the project conducted to achieve these goals are outlined. (CR)
Descriptors: Advocacy, American Indians, Children, Disabilities, Elementary Education, Individualized Education Programs, Infants, Minority Group Children, Outreach Programs, Parent Education, Parent Empowerment, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Preschool Education, Program Effectiveness, Rural Education, Toddlers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Montana State Univ., Billings.; Parents, Let's Unite for Kids, Billings, MT.
Identifiers - Location: Montana