ERIC Number: ED460551
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jun-30
Pathways: Service Coordination Outreach Project. Final Report.
Hecht, Elizabeth; Tuchman, Linda; Green, Meredith; Robbins, Sue; Rosin, Peggy; Schneider, Melanie; Duschak, Heidi
This final report describes the activities and outcomes of a service coordination outreach project designed to assist states in meeting their urgent needs for qualified and appropriately trained personnel to carry out their new roles as service coordinators in the provision and coordination of early intervention services as stipulated in federal and state legislation. The goals of the project included: (1) disseminate information about and adapt an effective inservice model in six states; (2) assure that parents participate fully in all aspects of the project; (3) collaborate with key state personnel in the outreach process to ensure that the state training plan builds on existing early intervention efforts; (4) adapt, develop, and disseminate material in support of training and technical assistance in service coordination that can be used after the termination of the project; and (5) evaluate the options-based training and technical assistance model and its implementation in each state. Evaluation of the project indicates the project was successful in meeting the technical assistance needs of the targeted states. Appendices include a list of project product and publications, sample dissemination activities, sample incorporation activities, and sample evaluations. (Contains 14 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Federal Legislation, Infants, Integrated Services, Models, Outreach Programs, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, State Legislation, State Programs, Technical Assistance, Toddlers, Training
Waisman Center, Early Intervention Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1500 Highland Ave., Room 231, Madison, WI 53705. Tel: 608-263-7710.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Waisman Center.
Note: Project Period 1995-1998.