ERIC Number: ED469546
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Service Coordination Policies and Models: National Status.
Harbin, Gloria L.; Bruder, M.; Mazzarella, C.; Gabbard, G.; Reynolds, C.
This report discusses the findings of a study that investigated state coordination of early intervention services for infants, toddlers, and young children with disabilities. State Part C coordinators participated in a survey that sought their perceptions of values under girding service coordination, approach to service coordination, policies, monitoring, evaluation, funding, and broad organization structure and approach to service delivery in which service coordination is embedded. Results indicate: (1) service coordination models are reported to be working "somewhat" to "slightly more than somewhat"; (2) 17 states are considering changing their service coordination models; (3) all key stakeholders possess positive values that would facilitate effective service coordination; (4) a lack of specificity exists in the lead agencies' policies regarding the description of aspects of the service coordination role; (5) interagency agreements also lack specificity and fail to address key issues such as the use of multiple service coordinators; (6) Individualized Family Service Plans often fail to include supports and services provided by social services agencies; and (7) on a continuum of coordinated service delivery ranging from very little to a highly collaborative systems, 35 states are using one of the 3 models on the lower end of the continuum. (Contains 21 tables and 12 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Frank Porter Graham Center.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part C