The IDEA Infant and Toddler Coordinators Association (ITCA) recently posted the results of two 2014 surveys related to Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) online. These have interesting information about what is going on in other states.
2014 ITCA Tipping Points Survey – Part C Implementation: State Challenges and Responses – This survey is used to help track emerging issues and state responses related to eligibility, finance and decisions regarding continued participation in the Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities (Part C of IDEA). Forty‐eight of the fifty-six states and jurisdictions responded to the survey and forty‐seven (97.9%) completed the survey.
2014 ITCA Finance Survey – This survey was designed to identify several key components of Part C financing, including: (1) federal, state and local funds being used by states to support their total Part C system; (2) the total amount of revenue that is generated by each fund source; (3) the total amount of revenue at federal, state and local levels; and (4) the percentage of each federal, state and local fund source contributing to the total cost of the system, with a close look at the percentage represented by Part C federal funds.