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Brown, Sharan E.; Guralnick, Michael J. – Infants and Young Children, 2012
With almost universal ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the growing number of States Parties that have signed or ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the majority of countries in the world have now committed to implementing the human rights articulated in these treaties. In this article,…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Childrens Rights, Early Intervention, Infants
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Valluzzi, Janet L.; Brown, Sharan E.; Dailey, Barbara – Infants and Young Children, 1997
Addresses responding to a child with special health care needs with a life-threatening medical emergency, including an equipment malfunction, when it occurs in community settings. Collaborative development of portable individualized emergency response plans is discussed, and illustrative care scenarios, a sample plan, and policy recommendations…
Descriptors: Accidents, Child Health, Cooperative Planning, Emergency Programs
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Brown, Sharan E. – Infants and Young Children, 2003
This article explores the responsibility of early childhood educators to advocate for young children as both individuals and family members, reviewing legal and administrative guidance under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and exploring possible conflicts between family and professional opinions of the child's best interests. The…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Child Welfare, Childrens Rights, Disabilities
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Brown, Sharan E.; Valluzzi, Janet L. – Infants and Young Children, 1995
This article reviews the legal issues raised when parents request that early intervention professionals implement Do Not Resuscitate orders for their young children with special health care needs. The article explores divergent viewpoints, recommends administrative procedures, and calls for open discussion of the issues and development of clear…
Descriptors: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Decision Making, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention
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LaRocque, Michelle; Brown, Sharan E.; Johnson, Kurt L. – Infants and Young Children, 2001
This article advocates the use of functional behavioral assessments (FBAs) and behavior intervention plans (BIPs) in the development of Individualized Family Service Plans for children with or at risk of developing behavioral disorders. It describes the FBA and BIP processes and proposes a parent collaborative model for assessment and…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Early Intervention, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Individualized Family Service Plans