November 30, 2007

In this Issue:

  1. Grant Notice - Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities
      Source: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education - November 27, 2007
  2. Data from the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs, 2005-2006
      Source: Data Resource Center - Retrieved November 30, 2007
  3. New Brief on Investing in Parents so Children and Youth Succeed
      Source: National Human Services Assembly - Retrieved November 30, 2007

1. Grant Notice - Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities

Source: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education - November 27, 2007

On November 27, 2007, the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) at the U.S. Department of Education published an announcement in the Federal Register for four separate competitions under the Special Education - Personnel Preparation to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities program for Fiscal Year (FY) 2008. These include:

  • Preparation of Leadership Personnel - 84.325D
  • Combined Personnel Preparation - 84.325K
  • Special Education Preservice Training Improvement Grants - 84.325T
  • National Outreach and Technical Assistance Center on Discretionary Awards for Minority Institutions - 84.325R
For complete information go to http://www2.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/2007-4/112707b.html

2. Data from the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs, 2005-2006

Source: Data Resource Center - Retrieved November 30, 2007

Data from the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) for 2005-2006 is now available online. To see state profiles and compare indicators from 2001 with indicators from 2005-2006 go to http://mchb.hrsa.gov/chscn/pages/state.htm. The 2005/06 National Chartbook is available at http://mchb.hrsa.gov/cshcn05/.

3. New Brief on Investing in Parents so Children and Youth Succeed

Source: National Human Services Assembly - Retrieved November 30, 2007

Strengthening parents and their connections to resources can help children thrive. A recently published brief from the National Human Services Assembly looks at how a "parenting success" strategy can be used to strengthen families and communities. It discusses delivering effective family-centered services and provides recommendations for community groups, agencies, funders and policymakers on how to maximize impact . It is available at http://www.nassembly.org/fspc/documents/FSPPolicyBrief2210-30.pdf