ERIC Number: ED343322
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Kentucky Services for Preschool Children with Handicaps. Partnerships in Education.
Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Bureau of Education for Exceptional Children.
This document is a request by the Kentucky Department of Education for state legislation to mandate services and provide new state funding for preschool children aged 3, 4, and 5, with handicaps. Preschool services would include special education (center, home-based, itinerant); speech, physical, and occupational therapies; and other related services including transportation. A rationale supporting the request summarizes results of research on the impact of early education and its cost effectiveness and notes requirements and sanctions of federal legislation under Public Law 99-457, the Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments, 1986. The basis of the request's budgetary calculations is provided. Current trends and future projections are summarized. A section of supporting documentation covers the current network of preschool services in the state, details on Kentucky service providers, sources of program funds, local school district program data, Head Start, private programs and comprehensive care, projections of the numbers of children to be served, average Kentucky costs for services, and recommendations for implementing regulations. Appendixes provide greater detail on numbers of young children with disabilities by county and costs for specific services. (DB)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Compliance (Legal), Cost Effectiveness, Costs, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational Legislation, Educational Trends, Enrollment Projections, Federal Legislation, Incidence, Needs Assessment, Preschool Education, School Demography, School Districts, Services, Special Education, State Aid, State Legislation, State Programs
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Bureau of Education for Exceptional Children.
Identifiers: Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments 1986; Kentucky; Partnerships in Education