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IDEA : Special Education Grants for Infants and Families - 2004

CFDA Number: 84.181 - Special Education_Grants for Infants and Families with Disabilities


Program Goal: To enhance the development of infants and toddlers with disabilities and the capacity of families to meet the special needs of their child by assisting States in providing a comprehensive system of early intervention services.
Objective 8.1 of 2: The functional development of infants will be enhanced by early intervention services.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 2: FUNCTIONAL ABILITIES: By 2013, all infants and toddlers with disabilities participating in Part C will exhibit improved and sustained functional abilities.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of infants and toddlers demonstrating improved and sustained functional abilities
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2005
 
60
2006
 
65
2007
 
70
2008
 
75
2009
 
80


Explanation: Baseline data are not yet available. The IDEA Early Childhood Outcomes Center is developing data collection methods for this indicator. The target for 2013 is 100 percent.  
Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2004 - 2005
Data Available: July 2005

 
Indicator 8.1.2 of 2: FAMILY CAPACITY: By 2013, all families served through Part C will report that early intervention services have increased their capacity to enhance their child's development.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of families reporting increased capacity.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1998
72
 
2000
73
67
2001
73
 
2002
 
80
2003
 
80
2004
 
80
2005
 
80
2006
 
80
2007
 
80
2008
 
83
2009
 
87


Progress: Data for years after 2001 are not available. OSEP is determining mechanisms to collect these data starting in 2006-2007.

Explanation: Data for 1998 and 2001 were obtained from the IDEA National Early Intervention Study (NEILS). The IDEA Early Childhood Outcomes Center is developing data collection methods for future data collections. The target for 2013 is 100 percent.  
Frequency: Other.
Collection Period: 2006 - 200
Data Available: September 2007
Validated By: No Formal Verification.

 

Objective 8.2 of 2: All infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families will receive early intervention services in natural environments that meet their individual needs.
Indicator 8.2.1 of 3: INFANTS SERVED: The numbers if States that serve at least 1 percent of infants in the general population under the age of 1 through Part C will increase.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Number of States serving at least 1 percent
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2001
21
 
2002
23
 
2004
 
37
2005
 
43
2006
 
48
2007
 
54
2008
 
57


Progress: As of 9/24/04, OSEP is awaiting U.S. Census population data to calculate this measure.

 
Additional Source Information: IDEA section 618 State-reported data and U.S. Census data.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: September 2005
Validated By: No Formal Verification.

 
Indicator 8.2.2 of 3: INFANTS AND TODDLERS SERVED: The number of States that serve at least 2 percent of infants and toddlers in the general population, birth through age2, through Part C will increase.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Number of States serving at least 2 percent of infants and toddlers birth through age two
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2001
25
 
2002
28
 
2003
 
35
2004
 
40
2005
 
45
2006
 
50
2007
 
55
2008
 
57


Progress: As of 9/30 04, OSEP is awaiting U.S. Census data to calculate this measure.

 
Additional Source Information: Part B, section 619 State-reported data and U.S. Census data.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: September 2005
Validated By: No Formal Verification.

 
Indicator 8.2.3 of 3: SERVICE SETTINGS: The percentage of children receiving age-appropriate services primarily in home, in community-based settings, and in programs designed for typically-developing peers, will increase
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
The percentage of children receiving age-appropriate services primarily in home, in community-based settings, and in programs designed for typically-developing peers, will increase
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1996
56
 
1997
58
 
1998
63
 
1999
67
 
2000
73
67
2001
76
69
2002
82
71
2003
83
78
2004
 
79
2005
 
83
2006
 
84
2007
 
85
2008
 
86
2009
 
87


Progress: The number of infants and toddlers receiving services in settings with typically developing peers increased from 82 percent in 2001-2002 to 83 percent in 2002-2003, exceeding the target of 78 percent.

 
Additional Source Information: IDEA section 619 State-reported data

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: September 2005
Validated By: Federal Statistical Agencies.

 

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