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Additional Resources (Agreements, Projects, Research)

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Additional Resources (Agreements, Projects, Research)


Agreements

Memorandum of Agreement Between The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education NEW!!

Missouri Department of Education Intra-agency Agreement between First Steps (Part C) and Early Childhood Special Education (Part B) 

Interagency Agreement Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Department of Mental Health for Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 

Interagency Agreement Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of Special Education (DESE – OSE) and Department of Social Services, MO HealthNet Division (DSS-MHD) for Missouri First Steps Services

Interagency Agreement Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services for Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (First Steps)

State-level Memorandum of Understanding - Missouri Head Start, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and Missouri Department of Social Services 


Missouri Research and Demonstration Projects

The following projects demonstrate activities with infants and toddlers in the state of Missouri:

Service Delivery Model Cost Analysis for 2009-2014

Part C Service Coordinator Caseload Study

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, First Steps Program: 2018 Eligibility Review and Forecasting 

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, First Steps Program: 2012 Eligibility Review and Forecasting
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, First Steps Program: 2007 Eligibility Review and Forecasting

Missouri Department of Mental Health-Division of Developmental Disabilities

 


Scientifically Based Research

As outlined in Section 303.112 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) “Appropriate early intervention services are based on scientifically based research, to the extent practicable’’ means that services and supports should be based on scientifically based research to the extent that it is feasible or possible, given the availability of scientifically based research concerning a particular early intervention service.

According to Section 9201(37) of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001, scientifically based research means research that involves the application of rigorous, systematic, and objective procedures to obtain reliable and valid knowledge relevant to education activities and programs.  The definition goes on to define research methods, which can be viewed here: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/esea02/pg107.html#sec9101

The following national organizations have information for early intervention providers regarding research based practices: