Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

Summer 2004

Journal or Book Title

Topics in Early Childhood Special Education

Volume

24

Issue

2

First Page

76

Last Page

88

DOI

10.1177/02711214040240020301

Abstract

Early Head Start (EHS) is a comprehensive, two-generation program that provides services to low-income families with children under the age of 3 years. As part of their mandate, staff members of EHS programs collaborate with other service providers in their local communities, including Part C and childcare providers. The incidence of disabilities among low-income children was tracked as part of the EHS Research and Evaluation Project. The incidence of indicators of disabilities (or potential disabilities) was extremely high (87%) among these very young children living in poverty; however, only 99 participating families (4.7% of the sample) received Part C services. Receipt of Part C services was related negatively to specific family characteristics (e.g., mother less well educated, being of color, not speaking English). Participation in EHS had a positive impact on receipt of Part C services.

Comments

This article is from Topics in Early Childhood Special Education 24 (2004): 76, doi:10.1177/02711214040240020301.

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Language

en

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