ERIC Number: EJ694593
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
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Early Intervention Service Coordination Policies: National Policy Infrastructure
Harbin, Gloria L.; Bruder, Mary Beth; Adams, Candace; Mazzarella, Cynthia; Whitbread, Kathy; Gabbard, Glenn; Staff, Ilene
Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, v24 n2 p89-97 July 2004
Effective implementation of service coordination in early intervention, as mandated by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, remains a challenge for most states. The present study provides a better understanding of the various aspects of the policy infrastructure that undergird service coordination across the United States. Data from a national survey of all state Part C coordinators contained critical variables that are used to describe three dimension of the policy infrastructure -- responsibilities of the service coordinator, the document used to guide service coordination (Individualized Family Service Plan), and policies that facilitate a comprehensive and interagency coordinated service system. The results indicated that in general, most states do not have a sufficient policy infrastructure to support the implementation of effective service coordination.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act