Infant-Toddler Spec. Ed. Program Gets New Life From Stimulus
The federal economic-stimulus package’s $12.2 billion in funding for special education has been cheered as a way to offer financial breathing room for cash-strapped states.
But for the part of the federal special education program that provides programs for the youngest children, the stimulus gave more than breathing room: It provided a chance for survival.
The better-known Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act provides for services for students ages 3 to 21. Most students are covered under that part of the law, and it receives by far the largest amount of federal dollars allotted to special education. Part B is also an entitlement program, available to all...
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