Special Education: Financing Health and Educational Services for Handicapped Children.
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC HUMAN RESOURCES DIV
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This report on financing special education services for handicapped children states that the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 Public Law 94-142 has resulted in state and local education agencies assuming responsibility for financing a wide variety of services to such children. For example, in Connecticut, about 5 million per year in Medicaid reimbursements will be made availale to local school districts for school-based health services to handicapped children, a state education official estimated. In the recent past, local school districts paid for these health services. In Maryland, its interagency agreement has resulted in health and social service agencies contributing over 11 million to a fiscal year 1986 state funding pool to cover the costs of placing handicapped children in residential facilities, state officials estimated. These agreements do not necessarily represent the best nor the only methods of interagency cooperation available. Because individual states have unique organizational structures and educational needs, the nature of needed interagency cooperation could vary.
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