ERIC Number: ED460461
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Nov-9
Reference Count: N/A
Proceedings of the Joint Session of the Annual Project Directors' Meeting for the Severe Disabilities Branch and OSEP's Second State Coordinators of Severe Disabilities Networking Meeting (Washington, DC, November 7-9, 1994).
Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.; Federal Resource Center for Special Education, Washington, DC.
This document presents the conference proceedings of the 1994 Joint Session of the Annual Project Directors Meeting for the Severe Disabilities Branch and the Office of Special Education Program's (OSEP's) Second State Coordinators of Severe Disabilities Networking Meeting held on November 7-9, 1994, in Washington, DC. The sessions focused on developing linkages, fostering collaboration, and encouraging networking among OSEP's funded programs in the area of severe disabilities; sharing and dissemination the latest knowledge that pertains to the education of students who have severe disabilities; improving educational services for students who have severe disabilities; and facilitating a nationwide environment that will lead to continuous improvement of those services. Presentations at the conference are summarized, including: (1) "Issues and Concerns from a Consumer's Perspective" (Hiram Zayas); (2) "Inclusion of Students with Interesting Behaviors" (Rob Horner); (3) "Inclusion--Your State Director's Perspective" (David Stockford and others); (4) "Problems and Successes with Public Schools" (Pearl Veesart), which examined parental attitudes toward and experiences with inclusion; and (5) "IDEA Reauthorization" (Patricia Guard and others). Concurrent presentations are also listed. An evaluation of the conference and a list of the participants are included. (CR)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Behavior Problems, Delivery Systems, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Inclusive Schools, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Parent Attitudes, Parent School Relationship, Severe Disabilities, Student Placement, Teacher Collaboration
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.; Federal Resource Center for Special Education, Washington, DC.