Improving Outcomes for Children with Special Needs

By Rhode Island KIDS COUNT

November 1, 2003

Summary

This report outlines what it takes to address the needs of kids with disabilities in the state of Rhode Island and what the consequences are for both children and their families when these systems of care fall short. 

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Key Takeaway

Introducing a model system of care for children with special needs

This issue brief shares seven characteristics of an inclusive, effective system of care for kids with disabilities. It describes a system that — among other things — has adequate capacity and coordinates early childhood, education, health and community needs seamlessly. 

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