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A policy analysis of the California Early Intervention Service Act of 1993
by Ayon, Luz, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 71; 1523260
Abstract (Summary)

This study is a policy analysis of the California Early Intervention Act of 1993. This act enables the state of California to provide early intervention services for children. This analysis focused on the historical aspects of the federal legislation the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1986 and its implications on the California Early Intervention Act. This analysis also reviewed the impact of elimination of services for high-risk infants and toddlers, changes to eligibility criteria, and the extent to which the policy's provisions serve the target population. Findings from this policy analysis indicate that due to congressional underfunding the California Early Start Program will not be able to provide early intervention services for children. This will have long term effects on the state's young population.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Glezakos, Agathi
Commitee: Santhiveeran, Janaki, Wilson, Steve
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Health sciences
Keywords: California, Early Intervention Act, Policy
Publication Number: 1523260
ISBN: 978-1-303-20724-2
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