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Georgia State University school of Public Health, Center for Leadership in Disability. 2013. Autism plan for Georgia. Atlanta, GA: Georgia State University school of Public Health, Center for Leadership in Disability, 29 pp.

Annotation: This document outlines a plan for improving access to comprehensive, coordinated health care and related services for children, youth, and adults with autism spectrum disorder and related developmental disabilities in Georgia. The plan addresses the following ten areas of activity: early identification and screening; referral and diagnosis; medical, behavioral health, and dental services; family support; early intervention and preschool services; elementary and secondary education; community services and supports; transition from youth to adult systems; adult services and supports; and emergency preparedness and first responders. For each area, the report provides a definition, quality indicators (problem statements and data drivers), and recommendations (objectives). The report also describes foundational supports considered in developing the recommendations including work force, awareness, informational resources, finances, and policy. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Georgia State University School of Public Health, Center for Leadership in Disability, 75 Piedmont Avenue, Suite 514, Atlanta, GA 30303, Telephone: (404) 413-1281 Fax: (404) 413-1012 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Autism, Community based services, Comprehensive health care, Diagnosis, Disaster planning, Early intervention, Educational objectives, Family centered care, Family support services, Financial planning, Georgia, Health care delivery, Life course, Policy development, Program coordination, Referrals, Screening, Special health care needs, State programs, Systems development, Transition planning, Work force

Hayes C, Flynn MJ, Stebbins H. 2004. Strategic financing: Making the most of the State Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Initiative. Los Angeles, CA: National Center for Infant and Early Childhood Health Policy, 34 pp. (Building state early childhood comprehensive systems, no. 5)

Annotation: This paper presents a framework to help State Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (SECCS) partners develop a strategic financing approach to meet initiative requirements. It is organized into several sections. The first section, "Financing Challenges to Developing Comprehensive Early Childhood Systems, " reviews basic challenges that policy makers, community leaders, and program developers struggle with as they finance early childhood initiatives. The second section, "Principles to Guide Early Childhood Investments" highlights a set of general principles to guide decision concerning the allocation and management of early childhood funds. "Making the Most of SECCS: Strategies for Financing Comprehensive Early Childhood Initiatives" is the third section and it presents an array of relevant strategies for financing comprehensive community early childhood initiatives. The final section "Keys to Successful Financing" summarizes key steps to developing and implementing successful financing plans. Appendices provide information on federal funding streams, list federal funding sources by functional activity, and highlight a number of other published materials and electronic information sources that are relevant to and can supplement the information presented in this paper. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Child care, Child health, Early childhood development, Financial planning, Financing, Initiatives, Service delivery systems, Social services, Strategic plans, Young children

National Endowment for Financial Education and Easter Seals. 2002. With open arms: Embracing a bright financial future for you and your children with disabilities and other special needs. Chicago, IL: Easter Seals, 70 pp.

Annotation: This booklet, geared toward parents of children with special health care needs, provides information on how to begin the estate planning process, how to make the most of government benefits, and how to enhance the family's life. It includes information on finding a lawyer or estate planner, wills, special-needs trusts, government benefits, savings options, insurance plans, and other available resources. A list of resources is also included. The booklet concludes with a resources list and acknowledgments.

Contact: Easter Seals, 233 South Wacker Drive, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60606, Telephone: (312) 726-6200 Secondary Telephone: (312) 726-4258 Fax: (312) 726-1494 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Economic factors, Estate planning, Financial planning, Legal issues, Parents

Bingham M, Stryker S. 1987. More choices: A strategic planning guide for mixing career and family. Santa Barbara, CA: Advocacy Press, 240 pp.

Annotation: This student workbook contains text and exercises for a course on life management. There are chapters on the Cinderella myth, financial planning, child care, and career development. The lessons are written for older adolescents and young adults.

Contact: Girls Incorporated, 120 Wall Street, Third Floor, New York, NY 10005-3902, Telephone: (212) 509-2000 Secondary Telephone: (800) 374-4475 Fax: (212) 509-8708-1253 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries.

Keywords: Adolescents, Curricula, Decision making, Financial planning, Life skills, Planning, Strategic plans


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.