ERIC Number: ED333699
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Status of States' Policies that Affect Families: Case Management P.L. 99-457, Part H. The Infants and Toddlers with Handicaps Program.
Anderson, Kathy; And Others
This report is one of three resulting from a 50-state survey on the development of family policies through the implementation of Public Law 99-457 (Part H) and focuses on the selection of case managers, qualifications and training of case managers, vehicles to monitor and supervise case managers, and financing the case management system. Among findings were the following: 37 states are currently developing policy for the selection of the case manager; 72% plan for the primary case manager to be assigned by the Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) team with considerable input from parents; 23 states plan to select the case manager exclusively from the discipline most closely related to the child's or family's need; Desired competencies for case managers include knowledge of local resources, of state and federal laws, of interagency collaboration, of typical and atypical child development, and of assessment procedures and family dynamics. Twelve states plan for case managers to be monitored at the regional level with eight states planning to monitor managers at the local level. Half of the states plan to incorporate Medicaid as one funding source for case management; 29 states plan to use state funds; and 17 states plan to use Part H funds. Information on the survey methodology is appended. Includes 8 references. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Frank Porter Graham Center.; North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Carolina Inst. for Child and Family Policy.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education of the Handicapped Act 1986 (Part H)