ERIC Number: ED455654
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for Infants, Toddlers, and Their Families Annual Performance Report, Year XIII (1999-2000).
Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
This annual report describes the activities and accomplishments of the Colorado Part C statewide system of early intervention for fiscal year 1999-2000. It begins by discussing the agencies involved in the provision of services and other supports in early intervention. The innovative service delivery models that are used and the program's sources of funding are explained, along with the challenges the program faces. Issues that have been identified through state monitoring are listed, and accomplishments are described. Accomplishments of the program include: (1) developing service coordination core training modules; (2) developing video products to provide information/training in conjunction with service coordination core training to address implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) provision for supports and services in natural environments; (3) Part C and Part B staff jointly issued a compliance memo addressing the transition of children from early intervention to special education programs and clarified financial responsibility; and (4) establishing and implementing a revised community grant applications process based upon a rubric system which provides a thorough and uniformly applied process for monitoring and supporting community development activities throughout the state. A description of Colorado's credential system for special education and related services personnel is included. (CR)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Annual Reports, Certification, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Financial Support, Infants, Integrated Services, Preschool Education, Program Design, Program Implementation, State Programs, Toddlers
Colorado Dept. of Education State Library and Adult Education Office, 201 E. Colfax, Denver, CO 80203. Tel: 303-866-6600; Fax: 303-830-0793; Web site: http://www.cde.state.co.us.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part C