ERIC Number: ED435151
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Federal Outlook for Exceptional Children: Budget Considerations and CEC Recommendations, Fiscal Year 2000.
Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA. Dept. of Public Policy.
This report reviews the status of federal programs for children with exceptionalities in the context of the major changes resulting from the 1997 reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). An analysis by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) notes the effectiveness of the Act, failure of the federal government to meet promised levels of federal fiscal support, and CEC's recommendation that the training, research, and development functions of Part D programs be funded at six percent of the overall annual appropriation for IDEA. Introductory tables and graphs summarize data on FY (fiscal year) appropriations for federal programs for the education of exceptional children and the number of children served under IDEA by disability during 1997-1998. Twenty-three brief vignettes illustrate the success of these programs in the lives of parents, teachers, and others. The major portion of the report analyzes individual IDEA programs with information on appropriations, authorizing provision, purpose, who receives funding, kinds of activities supported, recent funding history, funding considerations, and CEC recommendations. Programs covered include State and Local Grant Program, Preschool Grants, Early Intervention Program, and Support Programs (State Program Improvement Grants, administrative provisions, research and innovation, personnel preparation, studies and evaluations, technical assistance and information dissemination, technology development and media). Similar information is provided for gifted and talented grants. (DB)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Disabilities, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Gifted, Special Education
The Council for Exceptional Children, CEC Publications, 1920 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1589 (stock No. R5330: $19.95, $14 for CEC members). Tel: 888-232-7733 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA. Dept. of Public Policy.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997