ERIC Number: ED426553
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov-5
Reference Count: N/A
Coordinated Services Planning. Final Report. Year 5 Deliverable #6-5-4.
Schrag, Judy A.
This final report describes activities and achievements of a project that examined issues in development of coordinated services systems as encouraged by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) amendments of 1997. It identifies and discusses 27 coordinated services policy and implementation considerations within nine areas. Examples of practices in a number of states are included. Also included are examples of coordinated service plans and other practical information regarding the coordinated services planning process. It notes that coordinated service planning efforts within the states typically involve a hybrid of client-centered, program-centered, policy-centered, and organization-centered strategies. The nine broad policy considerations covered are: (1) vision and leadership, (2) authority and responsibility, (3) scope of coordinated services, (4) identification and evaluation, (5) staffing and skill development, (6) accountability and funding, (7) management of information, (8) teaming, and (9)development of Individualized Education Plans or Individualized Family Service Plans. Appended are outlines of the coordinated services plans for Hawaii and Illinois and sample plan formats from Vermont, North Carolina, Minnesota, Hawaii, and Missouri. (Contains 65 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997