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Harbin, Gloria; And Others – 1993
This study attempted to describe and explain the different approaches taken by policymakers in a diverse group of states, as they seek to implement Part H of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which provides federal mandates and aid to assist states in planning and developing comprehensive multidisciplinary, interagency, coordinated…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Case Studies, Change Agents, Change Strategies
Harbin, Gloria L.; And Others – 1993
This report presents the methodology and findings of a survey of state coordinators implementing Part H of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The survey, conducted to examine the nature and scope of interagency coordination efforts, was completed and returned by 38 coordinators. Nine areas of coordination are addressed: major…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Compliance (Legal), Delivery Systems, Disabilities
Shonkoff, Jack P. – 1992
This paper argues that there is a critical need to reframe the fundamental policy questions which fragment early childhood intervention services and health care, in order to construct an integrated system of comprehensive services that includes basic health care and developmental support for all children and their families and that provides…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Child Development, Child Health, Delivery Systems
Kochanek, Thomas T. – 1992
Despite the availability of relevant knowledge to guide policy formulation, and in spite of financial resources appropriated to support the developmental process, policies and procedures related to child identification in Public Law 99-457 (Part H), state plans are inconsistent with both contemporary research and Congressional expectation. Eleven…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Child Development, Child Health, Coordination
Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. – 1993
This annual report describes Illinois activities in the implementation of a statewide, comprehensive, coordinated system of early intervention services for eligible infants and toddlers and their families, as called for under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The report provides: (1) discussion of progress in each of the 14…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational Legislation, Family Programs
Harbin, Gloria L.; And Others – 1991
This report focuses on progress in the implementation of Part H of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) through a comparison of states' status on three yearly administrations of the State Progress Scale. The scale was designed to monitor implementation of the required 14 components in the stages of policy development, policy…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Early Intervention
Place, Patricia A.; Brown, Carole – 1992
Case studies of three states were conducted to examine different approaches to the development of policies concerning early intervention, family support, and interagency provisions under Part H of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The study utilized a qualitative methodology aimed at discovering grounded theory (theory generated…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Case Studies, Compliance (Legal), Delivery Systems
Place, Patricia; Gallagher, James J. – 1992
This study identified critical factors in two states as they begin to develop family centered policies for the Infant and Toddlers Program as required by Part H of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. It focused on the Individual Family Service Plan, the identification of families' strengths and needs, and case management. Data were…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Compliance (Legal), Delivery Systems, Disabilities
Arcia, Emily; And Others – 1992
In order to suggest policies aimed at preventing underutilization of early intervention services by typically underserved populations, this study reviewed the literature on utilization of health and social services, devised a generic model of service utilization, and examined the national distribution of several of the model's factors. The model…
Descriptors: Demography, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational Legislation
Gallagher, James J., Ed.; Fullager, Patricia K., Ed. – 1992
This paper reports on a symposium of experts in child and family development and health care which met to discuss integrated systems of services. The symposium was part of the Carolina Policy Studies Program which is addressing policy implementation of Part H of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The paper notes IDEA's…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Change Strategies, Child Development, Delivery Systems
Sonnier, Catherine – 1991
This guide to early intervention services under Part H of Public Law 101-476 (the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) is intended to aid state legislators who have the primary responsibility to create and shape programs under this Act. Three aspects of Part H legislation are stressed: (1) requirement of unprecedented coordination among…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Compliance (Legal), Cost Effectiveness, Disabilities
Fullagar, Patricia; And Others – 1992
This paper discusses resources needed by infants and toddlers who are disabled and by their families, with respect to policy implementation of Part H of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The paper emerged from a series of focus group discussions with health professionals in five states. Out of the open-ended discussions emerged…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Change Strategies, Disabilities, Family Programs
Pawl, Jeree, Ed. – Zero to Three, 1992
This newsletter focuses on the theme of early intervention which infants and young children with special needs in nine brief articles: "Early Intervention: A Matter of Context" (Samuel J. Meisels); "Early Intervention Research: Asking and Answering Meaningful Questions" (Jack P. Shonkoff); "From Case Management to Service…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Intervention, Ethics, Family Programs
Rooney, Robin; And Others – 1992
This study attempted to: describe successful working relationships between higher education and state agencies for Part H (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) personnel planning; identify factors that facilitated those relationships; and formulate policy recommendations. Indepth interviews with key persons involved in Part H personnel…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational Legislation
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Gallagher, James J. – Journal of Early Intervention, 1992
This paper presents a decision model illustrating the role of values in influencing choices between policy options in implementing Part H of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The paper discusses value assumptions, the role of conflicting values in decision making, the concept of an individual hierarchy of values, and implications…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational Legislation
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