Developmental/Autism Spectrum Disorder Screening Resources (2015) – State Public Health Autism Resource Center (SPHARC) - Resources to assist state Title V Maternal & Child Health Programs (MCH) programs in their efforts to develop and implement effective system-wide developmental screening services, including resources for Title V action planning, a case study of one state's Title V action plan, a scan of federal and national programs that have a specific objective/measure around developmental screening, and a matrix of which states have had grant or technical assistance programs related to developmental and autism screening.
Promoting Optimal Development: Screening for
Behavioral and Emotional Problems (Pediatrics, published online January 26, 2015, doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-3716).
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) - This report reviews the prevalence of behavioral and emotional disorders in children and discusses
factors affecting the emergence of such problems; the importance of screening and intervention; barriers to screening and strategies to overcome those barriers; and potential changes at the practice and systems level to facilitate successful
behavioral and emotional screening. It includes an appendix highlighting screening instruments
that can be used in primary care settings for different age groups, including young children aged 0-5.
Tools and Resources for Identifying All English Learners (January 2015) - This toolbox was developed by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) to help state and local education agencies in meeting their obligations to English Learners (ELs), including preschool-age children. It should be used in conjunction with joint guidance from Ed's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) reminding states, school districts and schools of their legal obligations to English learners under civil rights laws and other federal requirements. The guidance includes information on evaluating English learners for special education services.
Part C of IDEA Child Count Data Tables: Part C Child Count data is one measure that can assist states in determining performance related to early identification and provision of services to children with disabilities. Part C Child Count data is available for several fiscal years and reports reflect the number of Part C children served.
Colorado's Database of Established Conditions - Children with an established physical or mental condition with a high probability of resulting in developmental delay are eligible for Part C. States include established conditions in their eligibility policies. While many mirror the language in the law, some states provide lists of conditions as guidance. Colorado, for example, works with a panel of physicians to maintain a database of physical or mental conditions that have a high probability of resulting in a significant level of developmental delay.