Ed_gov_transparent ED.gov - Link to ED.gov Home Page

Note:  This document has been delivered to the Office of the Federal Register but has not yet been scheduled for publication.  The official version of this document is the document that is published in the Federal Register.

and their families receive (e.g., foster care, services through individualized safe plans of care, and medical and other services), and IFSP Teams may have limited knowledge about funding for these services.

The service coordinator typically would be responsible for obtaining this information. While we do not have any data on the number of hours service coordinators spend on this activity, we do know that many children served under Part C of the Act have significant health care needs, and it could take several hours or more to identify funding for medical services needed by these children. For purposes of this analysis, we assume that service coordinators spend, on average, a minimum of two hours per year per child identifying funding for services not required by IDEA and describing this information in the IFSP. Based on employee compensation costs for health care and social assistance personnel calculated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics

(BLS),2 we estimate average compensation for service

coordinators to be approximately $34.99 per hour. Pursuant to section 637(b)(4) of the Act, each State submits an annual count to the Department of the number of children with disabilities ages birth through two served in the

2 U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Table 4, State and local

government, by occupational and industry group, last modified September 8,

2010, http://www.bls.gov/news.release/ecec.t04.htm.