ERIC Number: ED440497
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May
Reference Count: N/A
Including Preschool-Age Children with Disabilities in Community Settings: A Resource Packet.
deFosset, Shelley, Ed.
The materials in this resource packet present a variety of perspectives and information for individuals and organizations implementing inclusive programs for preschool children with disabilities. It is organized into three sections. Section 1 presents varied perspectives on inclusion of preschool-age children with disabilities in settings with their peers. It includes a policy statement on inclusion from the Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children and a parent's perspective on inclusion. Section 2 provides resources to support those who are developing policies for or are working directly with preschool-age children with special needs and their families. This section includes articles on integrating children with disabilities into preschools, national perspectives on inclusive programs with an emphasis on curriculum and instruction, and perspectives on becoming a consulting therapist. Section 3 gives an overview of statutory language related to inclusion under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997 and reviews court rulings in support of inclusion. (CR)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Curriculum Design, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Family Environment, Federal Legislation, Inclusive Schools, Infants, Parent Attitudes, Policy Formation, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Resource Materials, Teaching Methods, Toddlers
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System, Chapel Hill, NC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997