ERIC Number: ED399697
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Birth to Three Early Intervention Study: Enrollment of Children with Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs in Washington State Public Programs. Report No. 7.73.
Lonner, Thomas; And Others
This report presents information on infants and toddlers with disabilities and special health care needs enrolled in Washington State early intervention services. Enrollment numbers, rates, and patterns are discussed. Out of a total of 264,410 children ages 36 months and under, 4,324 were enrolled in an early intervention service plan as of December 1993. Washington State was found to have slightly lower enrollment rates than the national rate. Enrollment was higher among children of Medicaid-eligible families and there were large differences in enrollment rates by ethnicity/race, with higher prevalence and/or reporting of disabilities among American Indians than the nation as a whole. Rural counties were found to have higher enrollment rates than non-rural counties. An examination of risk factors for children under 3 found that low birthweight babies were four and a half times more likely to be enrolled for early intervention services. Appendices provide data and models supporting the report. (CR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Dept. of Social and Health Services, Olympia. Office of Research and Data Analysis.
Identifiers - Location: Washington