ERIC Number: ED452668
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Finding and Referring Infants and Preschoolers with Developmental and Health Needs. Health Services for Young Children under IDEA, Paper No. 2.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires the implementation of a comprehensive child find system. This system includes public awareness activities to inform parents, professionals, and the community at large of the availability of early intervention and preschool services, of the importance of identifying children with or at risk for developmental delay and disabilities, and of procedures for referral for evaluation and services. This paper describes strategies used by a variety of health care, early intervention, and preschool service systems for sharing information and collaboratively promoting community child find and public awareness activities. Specific examples of how some projects, states, and communities have implemented these strategies are described and contact information for each example is given. Additional references and resources are also included. (SG)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, At Risk Persons, Community Programs, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Delivery Systems, Developmental Delays, Developmental Disabilities, Disability Identification, Early Childhood Education, Early Identification, Early Intervention, Preschool Education, Services
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.nectas.unc.edu.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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