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ERIC Number: ED444307
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 12
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Part C Annual Performance Report, State of Missouri, July 1, 1997-September 30, 1998.
Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City. Div. of Special Education.; Missouri State Dept. of Health, Jefferson City.; Missouri State Dept. of Mental Health, Jefferson City.; Missouri State Dept. of Social Services, Jefferson City.
This annual report details the July 1, 1997-September 30, 1998 activities of First Steps, a system of early intervention services for Missouri children with disabilities, developmental delays, or special health care needs from birth to age three and their families. First Steps is a cooperative, collaborative, interagency effort of the state departments of Elementary and Secondary Education, Health, Mental Health, and Social Services, parents, and Missouri's public and private service provider network. The report describes the roles of the different state agencies involved with First Steps, results of interagency agreements and interagency collaboration, innovative service delivery models that have improved the quality of early intervention services in the natural environment, and sources of funding and other support. Disputes filed with the state over provision of early intervention services and the outcomes of the cases are noted. The report also discusses barriers, challenges, and future actions related to interagency coordination. A final section includes a description of the state's credentialing system for early intervention professionals and assistants. (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City. Div. of Special Education.; Missouri State Dept. of Health, Jefferson City.; Missouri State Dept. of Mental Health, Jefferson City.; Missouri State Dept. of Social Services, Jefferson City.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part C