June 30, 2004

In this Issue:

1. OSEP Part B and Part C Annual Performance Report Letters (APR) now online

Source: What's New at OSEP - June 29, 2004

Part C Annual Performance Report Letters are available at http://www2.ed.gov/fund/data/report/idea/partcapr/index.html
Part B Annual Performance Report Letters are available at http://www2.ed.gov/fund/data/report/idea/partbapr/index.html

2. Comment Request; Report of Early Intervention Services on IFSPs Provided to Infants, Toddlers and Their Families in Accordance With Part C and Report of Number and Type of Personnel Employed and Contracted To Provide Early Intervention Services [OSERS]

Source: Federal Register: June 25, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 122)

Title: Report of Early Intervention Services on IFSPs Provided to Infants, Toddlers and Their Families in Accordance With Part C and Report of Number and Type of Personnel Employed and Contracted To Provide Early Intervention Services.

Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 56. Burden Hours: 4,760.

Abstract: This package provides instructions and forms necessary for States to report, by race and ethnicity, the number of infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families receiving different types of part C services, and the number of personnel employed and contracted to provide services for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. Data are obtained from state and local service agencies and are used to assess and monitor the implementation of IDEA and for Congressional reporting.

For complete information go to http://www2.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/other/2004-2/062504b.html.

3. March of Dimes State Report Card on Newborn Screening

Source: March of Dimes News Desk - June 30, 2004

Seventy percent of babies in the U.S. are born in states that still fail to carry out the nine core newborn screening tests recommended by the March of Dimes, according to the non-profit's 2004 state-by-state report card on newborn screening. The March of Dimes is the first national health organization to recommend that every baby born in the U.S. receive, at a minimum, screening for the same core group of nine metabolic disorders as well as hearing deficiency. All of these metabolic disorders can be successfully managed or treated to prevent severe consequences, if diagnosed early ... To read the full press release and access the State Report Card online go to http://www.marchofdimes.com/aboutus/10651_12339.asp

4. Children's Health, the Nation's Wealth: Assessing and Improving Child Health

Source: National Academies Press - June 28, 2004

A new publication from the National Acadamies Press entitled Children's Health, the Nation's Wealth: Assessing and Improving Child Health is now available online at http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?isbn=0309091187.

5. Early Learning Opportunities Act (ELOA) Discretionary Grants

Source: ACF Grant Opportunities - June 14, 2004

The Administration on Children, Youth and Families (AFC), Child Care Bureau (CCB) announces the availability of funds and request for applications for its FY 2004 Early Learning Opportunities Act (ELOA) grants... ELOA funds may be used to develop, operate, or enhance voluntary early learning programs that are likely to produce sustained gains in early learning. For complete information go to http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/HHS-2004-ACF-ACYF-LO-0024.html [Note: Link checked on 11/26/2007 - this document is no longer available online. For other AFC grant information go to http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/.]