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Local Infants and Toddlers Program Results for Early Intervention Services
 
Baltimore County: Indicator 2 

Percent of infants and toddlers with IFSPs who primarily receive early intervention services in the home or in programs with typically developing children.

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Results

2004/052005/062006/072007/082008/092009/102010/112011/122012/132013/142014/152015/162016/172017/182018/19
State Baseline:88%--------------
State Target:-88.5%89%89.5%90%90.5%91%91.5%92%92%92.5%93.0%93.5%94.0%94.0%
State Results:-89.78%
Target Met
89.6%
Target Met
91.2%
Target Met
92.3%
Target Met
94.1%
Target Met
96.3%
Target Met
97.1%
Target Met
97.6%
Target Met
97.8%
Target Met
97.53%
Target Met
97.37%
Target Met
97.47%
Target Met
97.44%
Target Met
98.14%
Target Met
State Total# of Children:-67126712699173157178769773807478777377297798809484848651
State Indicator Measurement:-60266026637667516756741171657295760275387593788982678490
Baltimore County Results:-98.23%
Target Met
98.65%
Target Met
97.7%
Target Met
98.9%
Target Met
98.5%
Target Met
97.8%
Target Met
98.7%
Target Met
99.0%
Target Met
99.2%
Target Met
99.45%
Target Met
99.35%
Target Met
99.46%
Target Met
99.91%
Target Met
99.66%
Target Met
Baltimore County Total# of Children:-9609659639571051109311021026107810841070111110571161
Baltimore County Indicator Measurement:-9439529419461035106910881016106910781063110510561157


Narrative Description of Indicator

To report on the percent of infants and toddlers who receive early intervention services primarily in natural environments, MSDE generated a report from the statewide database, which calculated the frequency of services delivered in all settings for all eligible children with IFSPs on 10/1/18.  In addition, MSDE reviewed a report of all services that were not provided in natural environments to determine the presence of justifications on IFSPs and to determine whether the justifications for not providing services in the natural environment were based on the needs of the child.

In FFY 2018 the State met its target of 94.5%.  All 24 LITPs achieved the State target.  The State continued to demonstrate a high level of performance from FFY 2017 (97.44%) to FFY 2018 (98.14%).

Achievement of the target, as well as progress on this indicator, was accomplished by requiring LITPs to complete improvement plans, by providing trainings for LITPs which emphasized increasing the inclusion of infants and toddlers with disabilities in community programs and by aligning IFSP decision making with supports that enhance the provision of services in the NE.  Another strategy was the statewide promotion of content on the Maryland Learning Links Website (marylandlearninglinks.org), including tutorials on evaluation/assessment and IFSP development and implementation.  These tutorials include lessons on how to incorporate the NE and functional practices in evaluation/assessment and IFSP development and implementation.  MSDE provided technical assistance to LITPs on how to write appropriate justifications when services were not provided in natural environments.