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The ERIC Review
Learning about early intervention programs can be a challenge for parents and students not only because programs are so small—programs administered by individual colleges and universities serve a median of 82 students (Chaney, Lewis, and Farris, 1995)—but also because of the wide variation in the types of organizations that sponsor such programs. Although this variety can make learning about programs difficult, it also helps ensure that, once existing programs are identified and located, a student will find a program that is well suited to his or her individual needs and characteristics. Unfortunately, no comprehensive directory, compendium, or national clearinghouse of early intervention programs has been developed. However, this article does provide a brief overview of the early intervention programs that are sponsored by private organizations and foundations; the federal government; federal, state, and local government collaborations; schoolcollege collaborations; and colleges and universities.
Perna, L. W., & Swail, W. (2000). Sponsors of Early Intervention Programs. The ERIC Review, 8 (1), 15-18. Retrieved from http://repository.upenn.edu/gse_pubs/357
Date Posted: 25 May 2016
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