ERIC Number: ED452673
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Helping Our Nation's Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities and Their Families: A Briefing Paper on Part H of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), 1986-1995. A Preliminary Report Submitted to the Federal Interagency Coordinating Council, April 20-21, 1995.
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System, Chapel Hill, NC.
This briefing paper provided background information and a preliminary report of the achievements and future needs of the Federal Part H Program of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and its services to infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. This collaborative federal, state, and local partnership created a framework for the nationwide development and implementation of comprehensive service systems. The paper is organized around four questions: (1) What is early intervention and why is it important? (2) What is the Part H Program? (3) What have states achieved under the Part H Program? and (4) What are the future challenges for the Part H Program? Examples of family experiences with early intervention are given. References and contact information for members of the Ad Hoc Part H Work Group, the U.S. Department of Education, and state and jurisdictional Part H Program coordinators are included in the appendices. Appendix 4 lists the states/jurisdictions approved for full implementation of Part H of IDEA in 1993 and 1994. Appendix 5 lists Part H lead agencies by state. (SG)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Coordination, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Educational Legislation, Family Programs, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Grants, Infants, Preschool Education, Special Education, Toddlers
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: 919-966-7436; e-mail: email@example.com; 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 Part H