ERIC Number: ED407784
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Washington's Infant Toddler Early Intervention Program Study: Enrollment of Washington Children with Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs in Washington State Public Programs. A Comparison of Enrollment Counts on December 1, 1993, May 1, 1995, December 1, 1995, and May 1, 1996.
Keenan, Trisha; And Others
This document presents tables, graphs, and narrative text that provide information for planning Washington's early intervention programs for infants and toddlers. Data were analyzed on the number and characteristics of infants and toddlers with disabilities and special health problems who were enrolled in Washington State public services at four timepoints: December 1, 1993; May 1, 1995; December 1, 1995; and May 1, 1996. Major findings include the following: (1) the enrollment rate has been generally stable; (2) the national prevalence rate has been consistently higher than the Washington State enrollment rate; (3) the enrollment rate for Medicaid eligible children was consistently higher than that for non-Medicaid children; (4) rural counties have higher enrollment rates; (5) very low birthweight and extreme prematurity were the risk factors associated with the highest enrollment rates; (6) enrollment rates between 5 and 10 percent were found for medium low birthweight infants, moderately preterm infants, infants with Apgar scores of less than 8, and infants born to mothers who received no prenatal care, who were identified as substance abusers, or who were younger than 15 years old; and (7) among children who were Medicaid eligible, enrollment rates were highest for children with Down Syndrome and cerebral palsy compared to other children with specific medical conditions. (Contains 37 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Demography, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational Planning, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Trends, Environmental Influences, Family Income, Incidence, Individual Characteristics, Infants, Population Distribution, Population Trends, Prenatal Care, Prenatal Influences, Racial Composition, Racial Differences, Special Health Problems, State Programs, Substance Abuse, Toddlers
Research and Data Analysis, Dept. of Social and Health Services, Olympia, WA 98504-5204 (Order No. Report 7.79c).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Dept. of Social and Health Services, Olympia. Office of Research and Data Analysis.
Identifiers - Location: Washington
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Health Interview Survey