Children with Disabilities

The vast majority of services for children ages 3-22 with disabilities are provided by local school systems, and these cannot be tracked by identifiable budget line items. Nevertheless, there are a variety of specific programs for children with disabilities throughout different areas of the budget, including education programs, health care programs, and human services programs.

In addition to the supports provided by local school systems for children with disabilities, there are services for the youngest children that help identify the presence of disabling conditions. There are also programs for targeted groups of children with disabilities that are designed to supplement the services provided by schools. There is health insurance for disabled children, and there are a variety of services designed to help young adults make a transition from the entitlement services provided by schools to the various supports provided for adults.

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