Boone County Indicators 2008

Special Populations
Young Children (Under Age 3) with Special Needs

First Steps Participation Rate for Boone County Children with Disabilities Ages 0 - 3, 2004-2009

Definition: The number of young children (under age 3) with special needs living in Boone County and participating in the First Steps program based on the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education December 1 Part C Child Count.

Rationale: This statistic meets most criteria and demonstrates the number of young children (under age 3) with special needs who have delayed development or diagnosed conditions that are associated with development disabilities.

Data Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Service Definition

First Steps offers coordinated services and assistance to young children with special needs and their families. First Steps is designed for children, under age 3, who have delayed development or diagnosed conditions that are associated with developmental disabilities.


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