ERIC Number: ED470382
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Sep-26
Reference Count: N/A
A Regional Program for Preschool Handicapped Children: 1983-1984 Outreach Project. Final Summary Report.
Eagen, Carol S.
This final report summarizes the activities and outcomes of a federally funded outreach project designed to provide training and materials to educators interested in replicating key aspects of the Regional Program for Preschool Handicapped Children, located in New York State. All the major objectives of the project's outreach efforts during the 1983-1984 funding period were met. Over 3,000 agencies were reached by initial or secondary awareness strategies. Project staff participated in 6 national, state and local conferences. Full replication training was provided to 36 classroom sites serving over 400 students. Training in one or more model components was provided to an additional 64 sites. A parent handbook was developed, field tested, printed and distributed to Regional Program parents. Another publication, "Standards for Excellence: Recommendations for Preschool Special Education in New York State," was developed, published and disseminated to more than 800 individuals and agencies throughout the United States. This report describes each of the program's components, discusses the project's evaluation processes, and reviews its major findings and recommendations. Materials related to the project are appended. (SG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Putnam and Northern Westchester Counties Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Yorktown Heights, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York