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ERIC Number: EJ938195
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
The Idea behind IDEA: Creating, Shaping, and Refining Early Intervention Legislation
Berman, Carol; Oser, Cindy
Zero to Three (J), v24 n1 p44-50 Sep 2003
The authors use the creation and implementation of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as a lens through which to view evolving public policy toward infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families, and ZERO TO THREE's growing sophistication and impact in the policy arena. Beginning in 1986, P.L. 99-457 (later renamed IDEA) provided states with new opportunities to serve children from birth through age 2 with disabilities and their families. ZERO TO THREE's evolving role in the creation, shaping, and refining of IDEA illustrates the process of building capacity to serve as a resource to federal and state policymakers and to child and family advocates. Strong collaborative relationships with concerned parents and with Congressional staffers are powerful engines for policy change.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act