ERIC Number: ED469054
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Special Needs, Successful Inclusion: A Guide to Planning Community Activities for Children with Special Needs.
This guide to including children with special needs in community programs in New Jersey begins with a history of the inclusion movement, stressing the importance of personal experiences and beliefs and ways in which inclusion benefits everyone. The following chapter provides answers to 32 frequently asked questions on successful inclusion of children with special needs in community programs. Questions address definitions, benefits of inclusion, families and inclusion, the role of the program administrator, types of community programs appropriate for these children, program evaluation tools, health/safety issues, children who require diapering, and introducing the child with special needs to the other children and their families. The following section answers nine questions on the Americans with Disabilities Act. Thirteen questions and answers of especial interest to families are offered next and are followed by questions about child care options in New Jersey. A set of questions for program administrators to raise with parents completes Section 1 of the guide. Section 2 provides extensive resource and referral information, much of it specific to New Jersey, but also including a sample Child Planner, medication guidelines, Web site resources, and a list of national disability related groups. (DB)
Descriptors: Children, Community Programs, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Elementary Education, Federal Legislation, Preschool Education, Program Development, Resources, Social Integration, Special Needs Students, State Programs
Central New Jersey Maternal and Child Health Consortium, Mid-Jersey CARES Regional Early Intervention Collaborative (REIC), 501 Hoes Lane, Suite 206, Piscataway, NJ 08854 ($5). Tel: 732-699-0944; Web site: http://www.cnjmchc.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents; Administrators
Authoring Institution: Central New Jersey Maternal and Child Health Consortium, Piscataway.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990