Washington's Infant Toddler Early Intervention Program Study

Jun 1996 |
Online Library
Enrollment of Washington Children with Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs in Washington State Public Programs on December 1, 1995.

This report presents information on infants and toddlers, under the age of three, with delaying or disabling conditions enrolled as of December 1995 in Washington State public services provided by child development programs, schools, neurodevelopmental centers, local health jurisdictions and Family Resources Coordinators. Analysis finds that the rate of enrollment in services in Washington (1.8%) was somewhat lower than the rate found in the National Health Interview Survey for children with limitations in some daily activity (2.1%). The enrollment rate for children of mothers with no prenatal care (5.4%) was over three times higher than that for children of mothers who received prenatal care in the first trimester (1.6%). Characteristics of infants at birth that were associated with high enrollment rates include low birth weight (8.1%), preterm birth (4.6%), and Apgar score less than 8 (8.4%). Children of mothers with diagnosed substance abuse had an enrollment rate over three times that for all other Medicaid children in Washington (7.4% versus 2.4%).

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