Supported by DPI Preschool IDEA Discretionary Funds. Developing a Range of Options in Your Community. What? Why? How? Where?. Preschool Options. Each public agency shall ensure that a continuum of alternative placements is available to meet the needs of children with disabilities.
Developing a Range of Options in Your Community
34 CFR 300.551IDEA: Legal Definition
the placement options.
34 CFR 300.552 (a) (1)IDEA
34 CFR Part 300 Comments to IDEA Final RegulationsIDEA
Division for Early Childhood
“Instruction at home may be the most natural environment for a young child with a disability if the child’s IEP/IFSP team so determines.”
34 CFR Part 300 Comments to IDEA Final Regulations
Reporting to DPI from LEA.Reporting Environments
Generalization of skills
Reduced need for intensive servicesWhy?
Children with disabilities in inclusive settings make more social
Bruder, 2000Social skills
(Buysee & Bailey, 1993; Fewell & Oelwein, 1999, Jenkins, Odom, & Speltz, 1985; Wolery & McWilliam, 1998).Review of Research
Miller, L.J., Strain, P.S., McKinley, J., Heckathorn, K., &Miller, S. (1993).Review of Research
J. FialkaFamily Involvement
Where does the child usually spend the day?
Can the goals and objectives be addressed in age appropriate settings?
If not, what other settings for service delivery will meet the child’s needs?Individualizing Services
However the program must ensure that developmental needs of young children with disabilities are metQuality