ERIC Number: ED452660
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Research Strategies for Strengthening Your Work on the ICC.
Early Childhood Bulletin, Fall-Win 1994
Since Part H Interagency Coordination Councils (ICCs) were established in 1986, parents have been discussing what the primary role of the parent member is and should be, such as providing a parent and family perspective to the work of the ICC or representing family consumers throughout their state and, as such, a wide range of needs and opinions. By their presence in ICC meetings and on subcommittees, parent members can infuse a family perspective into all conversations or, in a more active role, they can infuse this perspective into program policy and even into the processes of the ICC itself, assuring that the Council supports the participation of its parent members in all its practices. This "Early Childhood Bulletin" explores ways that parent ICC members can enhance and expand their capacity to reflect a broad diversity of family perspectives. Strategies and reasons for gathering information are summarized, and information on the use of focus groups and surveys is presented. Also included are lists of references and information resources. (SG)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Coordination, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Family Involvement, Focus Groups, Information Seeking, Parent Empowerment, Parent Materials, Preschool Education, Research Methodology, Surveys
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System (NECTAS), 137 E. Franklin St., Suite 500, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3628. Tel: 919-962-8426 (Voice); Tel: 877-574-3194 (TDD); Fax: 919-966-7463; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.nectas.unc.edu.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Policymakers
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Early Education Program for Children with Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System, Chapel Hill, NC.; Federation for Children with Special Needs, Boston, MA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part H