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Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2019
About 13 percent of children aged 3 through 21 enrolled in public schools received special education services in school year 2015-16, and about 3 percent of children from birth through age 2 received special education services. Concerns about the difficulties identifying and evaluating children for special education have been raised by the media,…
Descriptors: Special Education, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Disability Identification
Smith, Mark A.; Gundler, Darla; Casey, Maureen; Jones, Talina – Zero to Three (J), 2011
For thousands of parents of children with delays or disabilities, early intervention (EI) is the start of a lifetime of personal advocacy--learning to speak up on behalf of their own child to obtain the supports and educational experiences that establish future success in school and in life. Facing severe cuts in budgets, narrowing of eligibility…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Family Involvement, Developmental Delays, Developmental Disabilities
Project Forum, 2007
Policymakers and early childhood experts have long recognized the important role early childhood programs play in meeting the needs of young vulnerable children. Federal programs such as Head Start and Parts 619 & C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) are specifically designed to target young, vulnerable children and…
Descriptors: Expertise, Early Intervention, Federal Aid, Disabilities