August 27, 2004

In this Issue:

  1. Uses and Misuses of Data on Outcomes for Children with Disabilities
      Source: Early Childhood Outcomes Center - Retrieved August 27, 2004
  2. Commentaries from the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child
      Source: National Scientific Council on the Developing Child - Retrieved August 27, 2004
  3. March of Dimes Perinatal Data Center Launches New PeriStats Web Site
      Source: March of Dimes - August 17, 2004

1. Uses and Misuses of Data on Outcomes for Children with Disabilities

Source: Early Childhood Outcomes Center - Retrieved August 27, 2004

The ECO Center recently prepared a paper entitled Uses and Misuses of Data on Outcomes for Children with Disabilities to make explicit some of the diverse ways in which data on outcomes can be used effectively, as well as misused. The paper provides background information for stakeholders who are involved in developing outcome measurement systems for young children with disabilities.

Uses and Misuses Paper - http://ectacenter.org/~pdfs/eco/ECO_Outcomes_Uses.pdf.
Uses and Misuses Tables - http://ectacenter.org/~pdfs/eco/ECO_Outcomes_Uses_tables.pdf.

2. Commentaries from the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child

Source: National Scientific Council on the Developing Child - Retrieved August 27, 2004

The following two commentaries from the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child are available online:

3. March of Dimes Perinatal Data Center Launches New PeriStats Web Site

Source: March of Dimes - August 17, 2004

The March of Dimes announced today that it has released a complete redesign of its popular PeriStats Web site, offering the most current and detailed maternal and infant health statistics available in the United States. Funding was provided by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health through a 2-year grant collaboration with the New York Academy of Medicine. The new PeriStats Web site offers state-specific perinatal data, including detailed data for the largest cities and counties in the United States, and is available free of charge at http://www.marchofdimes.com/peristats/.