ERIC Number: ED471883
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Eligibility Policies and Practices for Young Children under Part B of IDEA. NECTAC Notes.
This publication analyzes current eligibility classifications and criteria used by states to identify young children in need of special education and related services. Data were retrieved from the World Wide Web and/or provided by coordinators of the state Part B-Section 619 programs, including the District of Columbia, American Samoa, and Guam, 53 jurisdictions in all. The paper describes variations among state policies in terminology, age range assigned to the category, eligibility criteria, and restrictions on its use. The author concludes that states exhibit a strong interest in using the option of a developmental delay eligibility category for young children served under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Includes three references and the following four tables: (1) Part B Disability Categories under IDEA; (2) IDEA Regulations Related to Developmental Delay for Children Ages 3 through 9 Years; 3) Summary of State Eligibility Classifications and Criteria for Young Children under Part B of IDEA; and (4) Summary Table of Early Childhood Special Education Eligibility Criteria in the States, District of Columbia, American Samoa and Guam as of October 2001. (SG)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Classification, Definitions, Developmental Delays, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Eligibility, Federal Legislation, Preschool Education, Special Education, State Regulation
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC), CB# 8040, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8040. Tel: 919-966-8426; Tel: 919-843-3269 (TDD); Fax: 919-966-7463; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.nectac.org. For full text: http://www.nectac.org/pubs.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center, Chapel Hill, NC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part B