ERIC Number: ED471879
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
State-to-State Variations in Early Intervention Systems. National Early Intervention Longitudinal Study (NEILS).
Hebbeler, Kathleen; Spiker, Donna; Wagner, Mary; Cameto, Renee; McKenna, Patti
This report provides descriptive information on variations in selected features of state and local early intervention systems. Information was gathered from 20 states as part of the National Early Intervention Longitudinal Study (NEILS). Results indicate a considerable variation along a number of dimensions, including: eligibility criteria; type and number of agencies involved in early intervention; the ways agencies have coordinated their efforts; and models of intake and service coordination. The report also raises questions about how these variations could be significant to children with disabilities and their families. (Contains 23 references.) (Author/SG)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, At Risk Persons, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Eligibility, Infants, Longitudinal Studies, Program Design, State Programs, Toddlers, Young Children
For full text: http://www.sri.com/neils/reports.htmlH159E50001.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: SRI International, Menlo Park, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part C