ERIC Number: ED434438
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
A Parent Guide to Early Intervention in Pennsylvania for Infants and Toddlers.
Parent Education Network, York, PA.
This guide is intended to help Pennsylvania parents of infants and toddlers with disabilities to understand their rights and assist in the design of an appropriate early intervention preschool educational program. An overview of special education laws focuses on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Parts B and C. The main sections of the guide provide information on: (1) the evaluation process, including the role of the service coordinator and required assessment areas; (2) eligibility; (3) the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) and federal law requirements; (4) carrying out the plan, such as determining where, who, what services, and how much the IFSP requires; (5) the services, ranging from assistive technology to vision services; (6) important aspects of the IFSP, such as fee services and the parental right to be informed; (7) community childcare, including obligations of the mental health/mental retardation agency; (8) conflict resolution, including complaints, mediation, and hearings; and (9) transition at age 3, including the systematic transfer of responsibility from the Department of Public Welfare to the Department of Education. Appendices provide a checklist of steps in preparing for the IFSP meeting and a glossary of abbreviations. (DB)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Compliance (Legal), Conflict Resolution, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Due Process, Early Intervention, Educational Legislation, Eligibility, Evaluation Methods, Federal Legislation, Individualized Family Service Plans, Infants, Integrated Services, Parent Rights, Special Education, Toddlers, Transitional Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Parent Education Network, York, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act