Summary of disability-related improvements in the CAPTA Reauthorization Act of 2010 (S.3817)

December 13, 2010

Throughout:  "disabled infants" becomes "infants or toddlers with disabilities". "Infant or toddler with a disability" has the meaning given the term in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

Title I

Sec. 104 Research and Assistance Activities and Demonstrations
(a) Research programs may focus on "(K) the impact of child abuse & neglect on the incidence and progression of disabilities"

Sec. 105 Grants to States and Public or Private Agencies and Organizations
(a)(1) Secretary may award grants to public or private organizations:

(E) "for the training of personnel in best practices to meet the unique needs of children with disabilities, including promoting agency collaboration"

(D) "for training to support the enhancement of linkages among CPS agencies and health care agencies, entities providing physical and mental health services, community resources, and DD agencies, to improve screening, forensic diagnosis, and health and developmental evaluations, and for partnerships"

Sec. 106 Grants to States for Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Treatment Programs
(d) Annual State Data Report
Report shall include "(16) the number of children determined to be eligible for referral, and the number of children referred, under subsection (b)(2)(B)(xxi), to agencies providing early intervention services under Part C of the IDEA."

Sec. 108 Miscellaneous Requirements Relating To Assistance
(d) Sense of Congress: the Secretary should encourage all states and public and private entities that receive assistance under this title to: "(2) ensure that individuals with disabilities who participate in programs under this title are provided with materials and services through such programs that are appropriate to their disabilities"

Title II

Sec. 206 Local Program Requirements
(a)(3)(A) amended to include respite care services to the list of core child abuse and neglect prevention services.