ERIC Number: ED422706
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Part H of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for Infants, Toddlers, and Their Families Annual Performance Report, Year X (1996-1997).
Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
This report describes activities and accomplishments of Colorado's statewide system of early intervention supports and services during 1996-1997 under Part H of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Major accomplishments identified include administrative changes, implementation of a community capacity building strategy, use of community consultants, a rural county project, parent leadership and support, a statewide evaluation project, training activities, and a community infant services review. Activities relating to required components under Part H are reported, concerning such aspects as the state definition of developmental delay, the central directory, the timetable for serving all eligible children, the comprehensive system of personnel development, Individualized Family Service Plans, procedural safeguards, and data collection. The report briefly addresses agencies involved in provision of services, types of services currently available, sources of fiscal and other support, interagency agreements, status of achievement of objectives, and description of use of funds. Appendices comprise much of the document and include local community reports, a statewide evaluation report, a policy statement, guidelines for eligibility determination, and an article, "What Is 'Early Childhood Connections?'" by James Ledbetter. (DB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Compliance (Legal), Definitions, Delivery Systems, Developmental Delays, Early Intervention, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Individualized Family Service Plans, Infants, Integrated Services, Preschool Education, Statewide Planning, Toddlers, Young Children
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part H