OSERS Blog Article Highlights Early Intervention for Infants and Toddlers
The latest Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) blog post details the Biden-Harris Administration’s efforts to promote innovative and effective strategies for identifying and serving infants and toddlers eligible for early intervention services. In support of this effort, the Department of Education (ED), along with the White House and the Department of Health and Human Services, held a webinar on December 14th entitled Working Together to Support All Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities. The blog post emphasizes that “many infants and toddlers who should receive early intervention services never do. One study found that only 5 percent of children eligible for early intervention actually received services. Moreover, children living in rural areas, low-income children, and children of color receive early intervention services at significantly lower rates than their peers.” To counter the low participation rate, ED is developing a series of new technical assistance guides to complement the policy and grant work already in place.
Access the blog post and webinar recording here.