ERIC Number: ED475510
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Assuring the Family's Role on the Early Intervention Team: Explaining Rights and Safeguards. Second Edition.
Hurth, Joicey; Goff, Paula
The procedural safeguards required by the Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities Program (Part C) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) are intended to protect the interests of families with infants and toddlers with special needs and of the early intervention system. Early intervention system personnel are legally obligated to explain procedural safeguards to families and to support an active adherence to and understanding of these safeguards throughout the early intervention system. This paper presents a synthesis of innovative practices and ideas for explaining procedural safeguards to families in ways that are supportive of their role as partners in the early intervention process. The authors solicited information about practices and ideas for explaining procedural safeguards to families from early childhood projects funded by the Office of Special Education Programs of the U.S. Department of Education and from the state lead agencies for Part C. The paper includes a step-by step model explaining procedural safeguards that parallels the early intervention process. The authors intend to explore the implications of procedural safeguards for families, but not to analyze the Part C safeguards themselves. The paper has been developed for state Part C leaders, service providers, families, family advocates, and especially for those people who are involved in explaining procedural safeguards to families. (Contains 19 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Due Process, Early Intervention, Educational Legislation, Family Involvement, Federal Legislation, Individualized Family Service Plans, Integrated Services, Parent Grievances, Parent Rights, Program Administration, Program Implementation
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC), Campus Box 8040, UNC-CH, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8040. Tel: 919-962-2001; Tel: 919-843-3269 (TDD); Fax: 919-966-7463; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.nectac.org; For full text: http://www.nectac.org/pubs/pubslist2.asp#assuring.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Administrators; Practitioners
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