ERIC Number: EJ747248
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
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Homeless and Disabled: Rights, Responsibilities, and Recommendations for Serving Young Children with Special Needs
Gargiulo, Richard M.
Early Childhood Education Journal, v33 n5 p357-362 Apr 2006
Homelessness is a growing social problem in the United States. Especially vulnerable to this phenomenon are young children because homelessness is viewed as a breeding ground for disabilities. Despite federal legislation ensuring educational opportunities, the educational needs of children who are homeless are frequently unfulfilled. This article reviews the educational rights of children who are homeless, including those with disabilities, and offers recommendations and suggestions as to how early childhood programs can help meet the needs of homeless young children with disabilities and their families.
Descriptors: Individual Needs, Young Children, Homeless People, Social Problems, Educational Opportunities, Educational Needs, Childrens Rights, Family (Sociological Unit), Disabilities
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Identifiers - Location: United States