EIEC Webinar: The Cost of Serving Infants and Toddlers under Part C

Monday, June 28, 2010
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Online

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The Cost of Serving Infants and Toddlers Under Part C

About the Webinar

In the worst recession since the 1930s, budget shortfalls have forced many states to restrict eligibility criteria under the Part C program or even consider dropping out of the program. A paucity of information is available on the cost of early intervention services to aid in decision-making. This webinar will discuss extensive statewide expenditure data for one state on the monthly and annual cost of providing early intervention services to infants and toddlers and their families. The discussion will share the following information:

  • Costs of serving children with various numbers and percentages of delay;
  • Costs of providing care coordination services;
  • Local and state-level administrative costs for Part C services;
  • Cost of transportation when providing Part C services in natural environments;
  • Costs of serving Medicaid-eligible children; and
  • Costs of serving infants and toddlers with an autism-spectrum diagnosis.


Sue Brown, MEd
Part C Coordinator for the State of Hawaii
Jean Johnson, PhD
Associate Director of the UCEDD at the University of Hawaii

Sue Brown

Jean Johnson

Sue Brown has been working in the area of early intervention since 1985. She is currently (since 1999) the Part C Coordinator for the State of Hawaii. She was a Board member of the Infant-Toddler Coordinator Association. From 1987-1999 she was Assistant Project Coordinator for the Part H (currently Part C) program. From 1985 to 1987 she worked on early intervention grants with the Hawaii Department of Education. Other related work experience includes faculty of the Special Education Department, University of Hawaii, and both special education and regular education teacher.


Jean Johnson is Associate Director of the Center on Disability Studies at the University of Hawaii and on the faculty of the MCH-Lend Program, and the Early Childhood and Special Education Programs. From 1987 to 1999, she directed Hawaii's Early Intervention Part C program for infants and toddlers with special needs in Hawaii.

A Fellow of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, she has been active in implementing newborn hearing screening. Between 1996 and 2000, she served on the Federal Interagency Coordinating Council. She is Principal Investigator on a number of research, training, and service grants, is on the Board of Directors of Easter Seals and the Learning Disability Association of Hawaii, and is President of the Good Beginnings Alliance. She has recently been appointed by the Hawaii's Chief Justice to the Access to Justice Commission.








About the Webinar Series

This is the second in a series of a webinars on critical issues in early childhood intervention (birth to 5 years) sponsored by the Association of University Centers on Disabilities' Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Interest Group (EIEC SIG). The EIEC SIG at AUCD provides information to AUCD Network members on critical issues related to early childhood. The EIEC SIG Website can be accessed here.