ERIC Number: ED479539
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Federal Outlook for Exceptional Children: Budget Considerations and CEC Recommendations, Fiscal Year 2004.
Council for Exceptional Children, Arlington, VA.
This report explains federal programs for children with exceptionalities and reviews federal financial support for special education and gifted programs. It analyzes Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) programs with information on 2003 appropriations, authorizing provision, purpose, who receives funding, kinds of activities supported, recent funding history, and funding considerations. Programs covered include: state and local grant programs, preschool grants, early intervention programs, 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. The report includes stories about children with exceptionalities who benefit from early intervention, preschool, special education, gifted programming, and support programs to convey the necessity of continued funding for fiscal year 2004 and subsequent years. Also included in the information given on each program is the Council for Exceptional Children's (CEC's) recommendation on 2004 program funding levels. CEC calls on Congress and the administration to increase federal spending for programs for children with exceptionalities over the next 6 years and to move funding for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) out of the discretionary budget and into mandatory spending. (CR)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Case Studies, Disabilities, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Gifted, Special Education
Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 North Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA 22201-5704 (CEC members $16.95; non-members $22.95). Tel: 703-620-3660; Fax: 703-264-1637; Web site: http://www.cec.sped.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Arlington, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997