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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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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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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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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; 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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Barnett, W. Steven – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 1988
The article reviews the current situation in preschool special education: who is served, how they are served, and program costs; predicted is program expansion under Public Law 99-457. A strategy is recommended for developing state preschool special education policies that take into account costs as well as benefits. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Finance
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Smith, Barbara J.; Strain, Phillip S. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 1988
The article proposes several future challenges for the early childhood special education field in the context of implementing current policy (e.g., Public Law 99-457). The article also describes possible roles and responsibilities of professionals and other advocates in shaping future policy. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education
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Vincent, Lisbeth J.; Salisbury, Christine L. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 1988
The implications of such societal changes as increased incidences of single parenthood, divorce, and out-of-home childcare for achieving the family focus in early intervention services as required by Public Law 99-457 are addressed. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Educational Legislation, Incidence
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Burke, Philip J.; And Others – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 1988
Because implementation of Public Law 99-457 is dependent on the quality of service providers to young handicapped children, the article encourages teacher trainers to confront the major policy issues of personnel shortages, certification standards, program content, and inservice training. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy
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Harbin, Gloria L. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 1988
The development of comprehensive, coordinated, multidisciplinary services for young handicapped children is required by Public Law 99-457. The article presents a definition of technical assistance, a description of developmental levels in service provision, suggestions for designing such services, and a discussion of major needs of states…
Descriptors: Definitions, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Legislation
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Walsh, Sharon; And Others – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 1988
Fifty states and five territories were surveyed to determine implementation of the federal Program for Infants and Toddlers with Handicaps, established through Public Law 99-457. Questions focused on the states' interagency coordinating councils, definitions of developmental delay, and activities related to the required minimal components of…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Compliance (Legal), Coordination, Developmental Disabilities