ERIC Number: ED484280
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Reference Count: 5
Putting Interagency Agreements into Action. Issue Brief. Volume 3, Issue 2.
Crane, Kelli; Gramlich, Meredith; Peterson, Kris
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition, University of Minnesota (NCSET)
Interagency agreements among educational and noneducational agencies can help maximize resources and services for transitioning youth. Schools and human services agencies responsible for serving individuals with disabilities have typically operated in isolation or from uncoordinated agendas. However, over the past decade, coordinated planning through the use of interagency agreements has been recognized as an effective method to serve youth with disabilities in their transition processes. Yet youth with disabilities exiting high school often fail to access the adult services they need. One of the reasons for this failure is the difficulty in enforcing interagency agreements because of shared agency responsibility. In many cases, transition stakeholders state that interagency agreements lack an agency or staff person to promote or enforce them and that the agreements lack substance. This brief will examine interagency agreements and the components of successful implementation, and it will showcase implementation in the state of Delaware.
Descriptors: Disabilities, Human Services, Agency Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Services, Individualized Transition Plans, Youth, State Agencies
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition, Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, 6 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Tel: 612-624-2097; Fax: 612-624-9344; Web site: http://www.ncset.org; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: Secondary Education
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs
Authoring Institution: National Center on Secondary Education and Transition, Minneapolis, MN.