ERIC Number: ED428480
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Programs for Young Children with Disabilities under IDEA. Excerpts from the Twentieth Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act by the U.S. Department of Education (1998).
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System, Chapel Hill, NC.
This document reproduces selected information from the U.S. Department of Education's "Twentieth Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act" (1998). These selections consist of text and data tables related to two programs for young children and their families under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): the Early Intervention Programs for Infants and Toddler with Disabilities, Part C of IDEA, which covers services to children from birth through age 2; and the Preschool Program (Section 619) of Part B of IDEA, which covers services to children from ages 3 to 5. Information is provided on the following areas: (1) number and percentage of children served by age and disability; (2) educational environments of children served; (3) national trends in the supply of special education teachers; (4) estimated resident population for children in different age groups; (5) funding for IDEA and state grants awarded for early intervention and preschool services; (6) number of infants and toddlers served; (7) Individualized Family Service Plan services; (8) early intervention personnel; (9) early intervention settings for children receiving services; (10) IDEA amendments of 1997; and (11) state progress in use of interagency agreements. (Each section contains references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational Environment, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Incidence, Inclusive Schools, Individualized Family Service Plans, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Staff Development, State Federal Aid, Statistical Surveys, Student Placement, Teacher Supply and Demand
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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