ERIC Number: ED430359
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for Infants, Toddlers, and Their Families Annual Performance Report, Year XI (1997-1998).
Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
This annual performance report describes the activities and progress of the Colorado Part C early childhood special education program from July 1, 1997, through September 30, 1998. It includes information on: (1) the interagency agreements for providing services; (2) agencies involved in the provision of services and other supports in early intervention; (3) issues related to interagency coordination, including statewide early childhood interagency activities, Individualized Family Service plan and service coordination, and local community interagency activities; (4) innovative service delivery models; (5) characteristics of children referred; (6) disputes; (7) issues identified through state monitoring and approaches for technical assistance; (8) the Colorado credentialing system; (9) accomplishments of the early childhood program; (10) ongoing systemic challenges; (11) sources of funding and other support; and (12) use of Part C funds. Major accomplishments of the program include the funding and development of the service coordination mentors project, formation of a workgroup to develop the strategic approach for addressing the needs of the state to implement the IDEA provision for supports and services in natural environments, the implementation of parent leadership initiatives, and the reorganization of the Part C lead agency team to emphasize the focus on assisting the communities. (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
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 C