On November 27, 2007, the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) at the U.S. Department of Education published an announcement in the Federal Register for four separate competitions under the Special Education - Personnel Preparation to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities program for Fiscal Year (FY) 2008. These include:
Data from the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) for 2005-2006 is now available online. To see state profiles and compare indicators from 2001 with indicators from 2005-2006 go to http://mchb.hrsa.gov/chscn/pages/state.htm. The 2005/06 National Chartbook is available at http://mchb.hrsa.gov/cshcn05/.
Strengthening parents and their connections to resources can help children thrive. A recently published brief from the National Human Services Assembly looks at how a "parenting success" strategy can be used to strengthen families and communities. It discusses delivering effective family-centered services and provides recommendations for community groups, agencies, funders and policymakers on how to maximize impact . It is available at http://www.nassembly.org/fspc/documents/FSPPolicyBrief2210-30.pdf