ERIC Number: ED443248
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Surrogate Parent Handbook.
Maine State Dept. of Education, Augusta. Div. of Special Services.
This manual, which is designed for surrogate parents, social workers, and educational personnel working with the Maine Surrogate Parent Program, attempts to ensure that children without available parents or guardians are provided with equal educational opportunities. Individual sections address the following topics: program purpose, definitions, identification of children with disabilities who require a surrogate parent, appointment of surrogate parents, training of surrogate parents, rights of the surrogate parent, responsibilities of the surrogate parent, limits of the surrogate parent's responsibilities, liability, educational agency role, responsibilities of the educational agency, state agency roles, responsibilities of the state agency, reimbursement for expenses, and questions and answers. Nine appendices include relevant federal regulations, relevant Maine special education law and regulations, a checklist of suggested surrogate parent activities, a sample case record, a checklist for the individualized education program or individualized family service plan, state resources, volunteer application form, form for requesting appointment of a surrogate parent, and parental rights and procedural safeguard requirements. (DB)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Child Advocacy, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Legal Responsibility, Parent School Relationship, Special Education, State Standards
Maine Surrogate Parent Program, Department of Education, Office of Special Services, #23 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Maine State Dept. of Education, Augusta. Div. of Special Services.
Identifiers - Location: Maine