ERIC Number: ED521619
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
Meeting the Needs of Children with Disabilities
Aron, Laudan Y.; Loprest, Pamela J.
Urban Institute Press
Seldom do the needs of children with disabilities divide neatly along program lines. Instead, children and their families navigate a large, complex, and fragmented array of programs with inconsistent eligibility standards, application procedures, and program goals. "Meeting the Needs of Children with Disabilities" examines these programs, focusing on the three largest--special education, Medicaid, and Supplemental Security Income--and suggests ways to unify them into one system that will provide continuous care and support. Efforts at early intervention and prevention and difficulties caused by programs' funding structures are given particular attention.
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Disabilities, Children, Special Education, Social Services, Prevention, Financial Support, Delivery Systems, Holistic Approach, Public Health, Health Insurance, Poverty, Resource Allocation, State Programs, Federal Programs, Eligibility, Access to Education, Access to Health Care, Family Programs, Disability Identification
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Urban Institute