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IDEA: Special Education Grants for Infants and Families - FY 2006


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


Program Goal: To enhance the development of infants and toddlers (birth to three) with disabilities and support families in meeting the special needs of their child.

Objective 1 of 2: The functional development of infants and toddlers will be enhanced by early intervention services.
Indicator 1.1 of 2: FUNCTIONAL ABILITIES: The percentage of infants and toddlers with disabilities participating in the Part C program who demonstrate positive social-emotional skills (including social relationships); acquire and use knowledge and skills (including early language/communication); and demonstrate appropriate behaviors to meet their needs.
 
Measure 1.1.1 of 1: The percentage of infants and toddlers with disabilities participating in Part C who demonstrate positive social-emotional skills (including social relationships); acquire and use knowledge and skills (including early language/communication); and demonstrate appropriate behaviors to meet their needs.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2007
 
999

Source: Part C Annual Performance Report.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: February 2008
 
Explanation: The FY 2007 target is to establish a baseline. Entry data on infants and toddlers included in this measure will be available in February 2007. Exit data, which will serve as the baseline for FY 2007, will be available in February 2008.
 
Indicator 1.2 of 2: FAMILY CAPACITY: The percentage of families participating in Part C that report that early intervention services have increased their capacity to enhance their child's development.
 
Measure 1.2.1 of 1: The percentage of families participating in Part C who report that early intervention services have increased their capacity.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1998
72
 
2001
73
 
2002
 
80
2003
 
80
2004
 
80
2005
 
80

Source: NEILS through FY 2001. Part C Annual Performance Report starting FY 2007.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: October 2008
OSEP is currently determining a data collection methodology for this indicator.
 
Explanation: FY 1998 data established an initial baseline. Data for 1998 and 2001 were obtained from the IDEA National Early Intervention Study (NEILS). No data was collected FY 2002-2006. A new baseline will be established for FY 2007 based on data collected through the Annual Performance Report.
 
Objective 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 2.1 of 3: INFANTS SERVED: The number of states that serve at least 1 percent of infants in the general population under age one through Part C.
 
Measure 2.1.1 of 1: The number of states that serve at least one percent of infants in the general population under age one through Part C.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2002
21
 
2003
23
 
2004
23
37
2005
24
27
2006
 
27

Source: State-reported data under IDEA Section 618 and U.S. census data.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: August 2006

Data Validated By: No Formal Verification.
 
Explanation: FY 2002 data established the baseline. The 1 percent threshold is based on the prevalence rates of 5 conditions: 0.4 percent, severe mental retardation; 0.2 percent, hearing impairment; 0.1 percent, visual impairment; 0.2 percent, physical conditions (spina bifida, cerebral palsy, etc.); and 0.1 percent, autism. Actual performance data previously reported for FY 2001-2003 reflected performance in FY 2002-2004 and have been corrected here.
 
Indicator 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 age 2, through Part C.
 
Measure 2.2.1 of 1: The number of states that serve at least 2 percent of infants and toddlers in the general population, birth through age 2, through Part C.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2002
25
 
2003
27
20
2004
28
40
2005
30
31
2006
 
31

Source: State-reported data under IDEA Section 618 and U.S. census data.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: October 2006

Data Validated By: On-Site Monitoring By ED.
 
Explanation: FY 2002 data was used to establish the baseline. Actual performance data previously reported for FY 2001-2003 reflected performance in FY 2002-2004 and have been corrected here.
 
Indicator 2.3 of 3: SERVICE SETTINGS: The percentage of children receiving early intervention services in home or in programs for typically developing children.
 
Measure 2.3.1 of 1: The percentage of children receiving early intervention services in home or in programs designed for typically developing peers.
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
85
79
2005
 
83
2006
 
85
2007
 
86
2008
 
87
2009
 
88
2010
 
89

Source: State-reported data under IDEA Section 618.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: August 2006

Data Validated By: On-Site Monitoring By ED.
 
Explanation: FY 1996 data was used to establish the baseline.
 


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