ERIC Number: ED422689
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Programs for Young Children with Disabilities under IDEA: Excerpts from the Nineteenth Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act by the U.S. Department of Education (1997).
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System, Chapel Hill, NC.
This document contains selected information consisting of text, data tables, and summaries related to two programs under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): (1) the Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities, Part H (renamed Part C on July 1, 1998) of IDEA, which covers services to children from birth through age 3; and (2) the Preschool Grants Programs (Section 619) of Part B of IDEA, which covers services to children from ages 3 through 5. The document includes charts indicating the number of infants and toddlers receiving early intervention services and the number and type of personnel employed and needed to provide early intervention services. The next section provides information on the number of children served under the IDEA, Part B Preschool Grants Program, the number of children ages 3-5 served in different educational environments, and the total number of teachers employed and needed to provide services. The following sections provide information specific to the Early Education Program for Children with Disabilities and discuss parent professional partnerships. (CR)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Incidence, Infants, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Preschool Education, Program Implementation, Staff Role, Student Participation, Teacher Supply and Demand, Toddlers, Young Children
OSEP Research to Practice Division, Mary Switzer Building, Room 3529, 330 C Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20202; fax: 202-205-8105.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System, Chapel Hill, NC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part H