ERIC Number: ED424020
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Including Children with Significant Disabilities in Head Start. Training Guides for the Head Start Learning Community.
Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.
Intended to help Head Start programs recruit and include children with significant disabilities and their families, this guide offers Head Start staff tools to work more collaboratively to plan and implement integrated services for all children, especially children with significant disabilities. Following an introductory section, the guide presents three training modules. Each module details expected outcomes, key concepts, background information, learning activities, and next steps. Handouts are included for each module. Module One, "Getting Ready," helps participants identify how their own experiences and assumptions influence their relationships with children with significant disabilities and offers strategies that can be used to be more family centered. Module Two, "Making it Work," helps participants adapt their practices and develop strategies to support the participation of children with significant disabilities in their Head Start Programs. Module Three, "Promoting Collaboration," helps managers work more effectively with service providers and community agencies to recruit and include children with significant disabilities and their families. The final sections of the guide offers continuing professional development and resource lists that staff can use to learn more about the key issues presented in the guide. (Contains 14 appendices that detail specific disabilities.) (SD)
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Cooperation, Disabilities, High Risk Students, Inclusive Schools, Individual Needs, Mainstreaming, Normalization (Disabilities), Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Resource Materials, Special Needs Students, Staff Development, Training Methods, Workshops
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.