ERIC Number: ED471882
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Progress in Providing Services to Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families: An Overview to and Update on the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). NECTAC Notes.
Trohanis, Pascal L.
This paper discusses three Federal programs related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): (1) Part C, the Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities; (2) Section 619 of Part B, the Preschool Grants Program; and (3) Part D, National Activities to Improve Education of Children with Disabilities. An overview of each of these programs is provided, followed by an outline of major accomplishments to date and a list of selected resources. The paper is intended to orient individuals involved with State Part C, Section 619, State Interagency Coordinating Councils (ICCs), State Special Education Advisory Panels, Steering Committees for Continuous Improvement Monitoring, Early Childhood Projects, State TA and parent programs, their colleagues and constituencies. It may also be useful for staff development of local service personnel, inservice education for state ICCs or state education advisory panel members, and public awareness for target audiences. The paper includes references, data tables, organizational charts, and a list of additional resources. (Author/SG)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Coordination, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, National Surveys, Parent Participation, Preschool Education, Public Policy, Special Education, Statistical Data, Technical Assistance
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC), CB# 8040, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8040. Tel: 919-966-8426; Tel: 919-843-3269 (TDD); Fax: 919-966-7463; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.nectac.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center, Chapel Hill, NC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part C