ERIC Number: ED455664
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Aug-1
Reference Count: N/A
Progress in Providing Services to Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families: An Overview to and Update on Implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). NECTAS Notes, Number 7. Revised.
Trohanis, Pascal L.
This paper discusses three Federal programs related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): (1) Part H, the Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities; (2) Section 619 of Part B, the Preschool Grants Program; and (3) under Part C, the Early Education Program for Children with Disabilities (EEPCD). An overview of each of the programs is provided, followed by an outline of major accomplishments to date. The paper concludes by stating that all states, including those in the Pacific and Atlantic Basins, and EEPCD projects are making progress to fulfill the goals of P.L. 99-457 and the current amendments to IDEA. In particular, states and jurisdictions are being encouraged to enhance child development, maximize inclusive practices, and support and collaborate with families and partners throughout the planning and provision of services. The paper includes references, data tables, and a list of additional publications available from the National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System (NECTAS). (SG)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Coordination, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, National Surveys, Parent Participation, Preschool Education, Public Policy, Special Education, Statistical Data
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System (NECTAS), 137 E. Franklin St., Suite 500, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3628. Tel: 919-962-8426; 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 Amendments 1997; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part B; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part C; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part H