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Bailey, Donald B.; Raspa, Melissa; Fox, Leslie C. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2012
The central role of family support in programs serving young children with disabilities was emphasized in Public Law 99-457. In the ensuing 25 years, much work has been done to describe the principles and practices that characterize effective family support. Less clear is whether and how programs serving infants, toddlers, and preschoolers promote…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Family Programs, Disabilities, Family Involvement
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Gargiulo, Richard M.; Graves, Stephen B. – Childhood Education, 1991
To improve the relationship between educators and parents of handicapped children, educators should try to understand the feelings and attitudes of the parents of a child with a disability. Listed are seven suggestions for teachers to help them work effectively with parents and encourage parent participation in the education of handicapped…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Emotional Response, Empathy, Parent Attitudes
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Bordner, Ginger A.; Berkley, Mira Tetkowski – Childhood Education, 1992
Suggests that Public Law 99-457 raises questions about the play of children with special needs. Discusses topics which include (1) the developmental nature of play; (2) play of special needs children; (3) strategies for teaching play skills, and (4) implications of research for teachers' practice. A direct approach to teaching children about…
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Childrens Games, Class Activities, Disabilities
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Fowler, Susan A.; And Others – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 1990
The transition of children between the two programs of Public Law 99-457, serving children aged birth through two and age three through five, can impact on state administration and local agency administration of the programs. Recommendations are provided for facilitating the family's and child's transition and ensuring continuity in services.…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Early Intervention
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Summers, Jean Ann; And Others – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 1990
The study analyzed 102 family members' and practitioners' opinions about expected early intervention outcomes for families of disabled individuals, and identified preferences for information gathering methods concerning family strengths and needs for Individualized Family Service Plans. (Author/PB)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education
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Able-Boone, Harriet; And Others – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 1990
This study interviewed 58 parents of preschool-aged disabled children about their perceptions of infant and family services proposed under Public Law 99-457. Parents expressed desires for knowledge about their child and available services, and stressed the importance of professionals empowering families to make their own decisions. (Author/PB)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Federal Legislation
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Florian, Lani – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 1995
This article reviews the legislative history of Public Law 99-457, the Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments of 1986, which created a new program of early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities. The unique features of Part H are considered in the context of current uncertainty about its future. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational History, Educational Legislation
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Turnbull, H. Rutherford, III; Turnbull, Ann P. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 1990
The article compares Part B of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (P.L. 94-142) of 1975 with Part H and argues that the similar meanings of "appropriate educational services" and "least restrictive environment" under both parts support efforts to integrate infants and toddlers with disabilities. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Winton, Pamela J. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 1990
The article proposes that conceptualizing intervention with young disabled children using the framework offered by the ABCX Model of Family Adaptation increases the likelihood that intervention will be planned and conducted in ways reflective of the normalizing approach underlying Public Law 99-457 (Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments,…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Family Programs
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Guralnick, Michael J. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 1989
Contemporary developments concerning the effectiveness of family involvement in early intervention programs are described within the framework of Public Law 99-457 and illustrated with investigations focusing on children at biological risk, children with cerebral palsy, and children with general developmental delays. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Disabilities, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education
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Olson, Jennifer – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 1989
This article adapts change procedures designed by organization theorists within the field of business and applies them to the challenge facing early intervention programs in light of the requirements of Public Law 99-457. A five-step plan for change which includes the factor of resistance to change is discussed. (DB)
Descriptors: Business, Change Strategies, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education
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Katz, Kathy S. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 1989
The article examines the need for new strategies for screening and identification of infants potentially eligible for services under Public Law 99-457. Both traditional and new assessment methods involving the family are required. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational Legislation
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Sheehan, Robert; Sites, Jane – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 1989
The passage of Public Law 99-457 has both quantitative and qualitative implications for assessment. Educators working with infants and young children must become more familiar with assessment strategies and limitations including psychometrically sound assessment of complex and controversial family variables, and health and environmental risk…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Evaluation Methods, Family Involvement
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Garwood, S. Gray – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 1987
The paper reviews factors affecting development of early intervention programs for all handicapped infants including changing political and economic conditions and programmatic issues (setting, staffing, identification). Finally, the provisions of P.L. 99-457 creating a discretionary infant intervention program are outlined. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Government Role, Infants
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Garwood, S. Gray; And Others – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 1988
This article discusses the newly enacted Public Law 99-457, which mandates preschool special education, in the historical context of the implementation of Public Law 94-142. Provisions of the new law are summarized, and a variety of issues (such as interagency coordination) that the field needs to address are discussed. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Educational Legislation
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