Early Intervention Established in 1986
In 1975, Congress enacted the Education for All Handicapped Children (EHA) Act (Public Law 94-142) to support states and localities in protecting the rights of, meeting the individual needs of, and improving the results for infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities and their families.
In 1986, Public Law 99-457 specifically addressed early intervention and mandated that individual states provide early intervention services for infants and toddlers from birth through age 2 and their families. Prior to 1986, services were not available until a child reached age three.
In 1990, Public Law 110-476, changed the law’s name from EHA to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA. It also added traumatic brain injury and autism as new disability categories. Additionally, Congress mandated that as a part of a student’s individualized education program (IEP), an individual transition plan (ITP) must be developed to help the student transition to post-secondary life.
The mission of the tiny-k Alliance is to promote high quality services and sound public policy for infants and toddlers with developmental disabilities, through advocacy, resource development and strategic partnerships.
Programs, Policies, and Partners
About the tiny-k Alliance
The tiny-k Alliance supports the 29 Kansas early intervention networks that provide services for infants and toddlers with special needs.
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