2009 Session

Budget Amendments - SB850 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Howell
Part C Early Intervention Services for FY 2010

Item 316 #2s

Item 316 #2s

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
Health And Human Resources
Grants To Localities FY2009 $0 FY2010 $2,700,000 GF

Page 356, line 30, strike "$318,567,838" and insert "$321,267,838".

(This amendment provides $2.7 from the general fund the second year to fully fund Part C services in fiscal year 2010 for infants and toddlers with developmental disabilities from birth through age two who are currently enrolled in and served by Part C programs and to meet the need for expected referrals. Services include assessment, parent education, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy and additional developmental services. Studies conducted by some Community Services Boards demonstrate that 25 to 35 percent of infants and toddlers who receive Part C services do not need special education and can transfer to mainstream classrooms, avoiding huge education and health care costs.)