ERIC Number: ED444286
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jun-30
Portage Project Outreach. Portage Project of Cooperative Educational Service Agency 5. Final Report.
Cooperative Educational Service Agency #5, Portage, WI.
This final report discusses the activities and outcomes of the Portage Outreach Project, an early intervention project designed to meet the varied needs of state and local agencies around the country through the provision of highly acclaimed training addressing provision of early intervention services from an ecological perspective. The purpose of the project was to assist states, agencies, and local problems to develop and maintain high quality services for unserved and under-served children with disabilities and their families, particularly children birth to three years of age. Specifically, the project: (1) assisted state educational agencies and lead agencies in planning, developing, and implementing their comprehensive service plans for young children with disabilities and their families; (2) increased public and professional awareness of the need for early intervention; (3) provided in-depth training, ongoing follow-up, and mentoring to early interventionists; and (4) developed and disseminated materials to further the implementation of best practices of working with children and families. The project's activities affected over 1,800 personnel and 12,000 children. The report discusses the conceptual framework of the project, activities, evaluation findings, and the impact of the program. Appendices include evaluation and workshop materials. (CR)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Intervention, Family Environment, Family Programs, Infants, Minority Group Children, Outreach Programs, Professional Development, Toddlers, Training Methods, Young Children
Cooperative Educational Service Agency 5, 626 East Slifer St., P.O. Box 564, Partage, WI 53901; Tel: 608-742-8811; Fax: 608-742-2384.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Early Education Program for Children with Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: Cooperative Educational Service Agency #5, Portage, WI.