ERIC Number: ED368116
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Early Intervention Services in Maryland, 1991-92.
Gilbert, Michael A.
This report describes early intervention activities in Maryland funded by Consolidated Local Implementation Grants from July 1991 through June 1992. This program is the single grant mechanism through which local agencies in Maryland receive funding for early intervention services from Parts B and H of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Chapter 1 (Handicapped) of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act. During this period, an estimated 4,325 infants and toddlers (or approximately 1.9 percent of the birth-to-3 age group) were receiving services under these laws. Specific accomplishments for the year include: (1) achievement of a local early intervention system in every jurisdiction; (2) implementation of a statewide data collection system; (3) provision of technical assistance; (4) targeted case management under the medical assistance program; and (5) development of special initiatives and model projects. Service delivery issues are identified, including: the need for additional funding, the need for year round services, difficulties meeting the 45-day timeline requirement for the initial Individual Family Service Plan, and the potential impact of including children at risk of developmental delay. Summary financial data are provided for each county's efforts, specific demonstration projects, and interagency efforts. (DB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Community Programs, Compliance (Legal), Data Collection, Delivery Systems, Demonstration Programs, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal State Relationship, Grants, Preschool Education, Program Implementation, State Programs, Technical Assistance
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maryland Governor's Office for Children, Youth, and Families, Baltimore.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act