Department of Health

Early Intervention Program: Evaluation of Program Results (Follow-Up Review)

The Department of Health administers the Early Intervention Program, in which children up to three years of age may be tested and treated for developmental disabilities. The goals of the program include minimizing the severity of developmental disabilities in affected children, helping parents meet the needs of their disabled children, providing services to previously underserved populations, and helping to reduce the future costs of special education services for developmentally disabled children. In our prior audit report 96-S-16, we examined the actions taken by the Department to establish a system for measuring the extent to which program goals had been achieved, and found that such a system had not been established. In our follow-up review, we found that progress has been made in establishing such a system.

For a complete copy of Report 99-F-8 click here.
For a copy of the 90-day response click here.