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ERIC Number: EJ762927
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0271-1214
State Strategies to Contain Costs in the Early Intervention Program: Policy and Evidence
Grant, Roy
Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, v25 n4 p243-250 Win 2005
Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act allows states to create family-centered developmental services for infants and toddlers (birth-3 yrs) with delays. Part C Early Intervention (EI) programs have grown enormously in size and cost since becoming operational in 1994. In this article, the author describes strategies that states have taken to reduce EI costs, including creating eligibility restrictions, shifting costs to the health care system, charging parent fees, and enhancing insurance collection. A review of these strategies suggests that only enhanced insurance collection is free of unintended consequences, including loss of services to children in need, increased long-term expenditures, and a disproportionate impact on low-income families.
PRO-ED, Inc. 8700 Shoal Creek Boulevard, Austin, TX 78757-6897. Tel: 800-897-3202; Fax: 800-397-7633; Web site: http://www.proedinc.com
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act