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ERIC Number: ED452673
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Pages: 40
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
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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)
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: nectas@unc.edu; Web site: http://www.nectas.unc.edu.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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