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National Center for Clinical Infant Programs, Washington, DC. – 1989
The materials included in this document are intended to articulate the intent of the framers of the Education for the Handicapped Act Amendments of 1986, Public Law 99-457. The first paper, "A Window of Opportunity," is the text of a speech by Robert Silverstein, Staff Director and Chief Counsel of the Subcommittee on the Handicapped of…
Descriptors: Community Health Services, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
Gallagher, James J.; And Others – 1988
In Part H of Public Law 99-457, the Federal Government agrees to provide modest financial resources to aid the states in planning and developing comprehensive, multidisciplinary, coordinated services for young children with handicaps and their families, and presents mandates for reforms in the service delivery system. This paper identifies the…
Descriptors: Coordination, Data Collection, Decision Making, Definitions
Place, Patricia; And Others – 1989
This survey sought to identify the status of state policies on Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP) required by Public Law 99-457. The survey found that every state plans to develop or review IFSP policies, even the three states who said they had existing policies which they thought might currently meet the Part H requirements on service…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Compliance (Legal), Content Analysis, Disabilities
Harbin, Gloria L.; And Others – 1989
A survey was conducted to determine states' progress towards developing a definition for developmentally delayed infants and toddlers as required by Public Law 99-457, Part H. Results of the survey, conducted in the summer of 1988, indicated that many states had made a great deal of progress toward developing a policy regarding the definition of…
Descriptors: Child Development, Content Analysis, Definitions, Disabilities
Gallagher, James J.; And Others – 1989
This report discusses family policy issues raised by the implementation of Public Law 99-457, Part H, the Infants and Toddlers section of the Education of the Handicapped Amendments of 1986. The report is the outcome of a policy options work conference in which a small group of knowledgeable parents and professionals identified key policy issues.…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational Legislation
Harbin, Gloria; And Others – 1989
This study was conducted to measure the progress that states have made with regard to the 14 components in Part H of Public Law 99-457, after about 1 year of funding. Forty-seven State Part H Coordinators completed and returned the State Progress Scale between January and April of 1989. For each of the 14 components, progress was assessed in three…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational Legislation
Wenger, Marta; And Others – 1989
The results of a survey of physicians actively involved at the state level in policy development for Part H of Public Law 99-457 are reported. A questionnaire was completed by a total of 125 physicians, including physicians identified as Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC) members and physicians who served as state chapter representatives to…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Attitudes, Disabilities, Early Intervention
Bazron, Barbara J. – 1989
This discussion of special education and mental health services for minority severely emotionally disturbed children identifies several issues in service delivery and impediments to service delivery. The identified issues are divided into the following categories: program development, the coordination of services, and service delivery systems;…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Delivery Systems, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances
Salisbury, Christine L. – 1990
This paper examines policy options in implementing least restrictive environment (LRE) requirements of federal legislation (Public Laws 99-457 and 94-142), and offers recommendations regarding the array of placement options that should be available in relation to preschool children with handicaps. First, the legal interpretation of LRE is analyzed…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Legislation
Harbin, Gloria; And Others – 1991
This paper provides an analysis of the current status of the states' eligibility policies for children with disabilities, ages 3 through 5. The study of all states and the District of Columbia indicated that states have made substantial progress toward developing eligibility policy since the passage of Public Law 99-457, the 1986 Amendments to the…
Descriptors: Categorical Aid, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Early Childhood Education
Harbin, Gloria L.; And Others – 1990
This study assesses progress made by the states, as of 1990, in the implementation of the 14 components of Part H of Public Law 99-457, the Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments, 1986. Fifty out of 51 jurisdictions completed the State Progress Scale, which contains items for each of the 14 components and determines the stages of policy…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational Policy
Gallagher, James J.; And Others – 1990
This report summarizes discussions from a policy options conference devoted to the needs for personnel preparation related to the implementation of Public Law 99-457, Part H, which provides services to infants and toddlers with handicapping conditions and their families. The three policy questions identified as the most significant were: (1) what…
Descriptors: Administration, Costs, Disabilities, Early Intervention
Parsons, A. Sandy; McIntosh, Dean K. – Journal of Rural and Small Schools, 1987
Describes Title I of PL 99-457, federal legislation dealing with early intervention services for handicapped infants and their families which requires a state plan to include a definition of "developmental delay." Discusses the individual family service plan and strategy for rural educators. (SKW)
Descriptors: Family Programs, Federal Legislation, Handicap Identification, Infants