ERIC Number: ED332454
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Reconceptualization of Financing under P.L. 99-457, Part H.
Clifford, Richard M.; And Others
Funding difficulties encountered by states in complying with early intervention service requirements of Part H of the Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments (1986) suggest the need for a variety of options to ensure successful long-term implementation. The advantages and disadvantages of three options are detailed: (1) fund all Part H services under Medicaid with no family income restrictions; (2) earmark portions of each major piece of federal legislation affecting children to assign funds for Part H services and increase appropriations to cover the earmarked portions; and (3) transform Part H into a new funding entitlement for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. Includes five references. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Carolina Inst. for Child and Family Policy.
Identifiers: Education of the Handicapped Act 1986 (Part H)
Note: A project of the Carolina Policy Studies Program.