ERIC Number: ED457656
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Part C Service Coordination: State Policies and Models. Synthesis Brief.
This brief paper summarizes data from a survey of state coordinators of Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act concerning service coordination to infants and toddlers with disabilities. The survey examined variations in service coordination at the state level including roles of parents, values of key stakeholders, sources of funding, and the general approach to service provision in which service coordination is embedded. Findings are reported under the following headings: satisfaction with the state's service coordination model, values related to service coordination, system entry, role of service coordinator and lead agency, role of the family, role of paraprofessionals, state policies related to service coordination, monitoring at the local level, evaluation, funding sources, and level of interagency service delivery coordination. Discussion finds that the use of federal and state policies to modify and reform service delivery has historically encountered such challenges as the lack of shared values and vision among stakeholders, professional resistance and lack of skills, lack of policy and system models to guide in policy implementation, and lack of sufficient leadership. (DB)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Agencies, Agency Cooperation, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Infants, Models, National Surveys, Policy Formation, Preschool Education, Services, Toddlers, Values
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part C