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Navy Educational and Developmental Intervention Services (EDIS) 2010 NAVY EFMP CONFERENCE Millington, Tennessee 13-17 September 2010 Version: 13 September 2010 EDIS Mission The mission of EDIS is to provider world class Early Intervention and Related Service

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navy educational and developmental intervention services edis

Navy Educational and Developmental Intervention Services (EDIS)

2010 NAVY EFMP CONFERENCE

Millington, Tennessee

13-17 September 2010

Version: 13 September 2010

edis mission
EDIS Mission

The mission of EDIS is to provider world class

Early Interventionand Related Service

to eligible military and civilian children and their families consistent with the requirements of the

Individuals With Disabilities Education Act(IDEA) and Department of Defense (DoD) Regulations.

In doing so we assist with

deployment, redeployment, and reintegration

by supporting Families.

the legal mandate
The Legal Mandate
  • The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) mandates:
    • Early Intervention Services
    • Special Education &

Related Services

  • IDEA is an educational statute
    • Dept. of Education administers IDEA & distributes Federal funds to the 50 states and territories
    • Dept. of Defense administers & funds IDEA services within the DoD
  • IDEA affords parents & children with disabilities
    • Procedural safeguards
    • Due process entitlement
legislative history of idea
Legislative History of IDEA
  • PL 94-142, “Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975,” requires a free appropriate public education for school age children with disabilities to include special education & certain related services.
  • &PL 95-561, “Defense Dependents’ Education Act of 1978,” required DoD to implement PL 94-142.
  • PL 99-457, “Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments of 1986,” expanded

Part H, the Handicapped Infants &

Toddlers Program.

.

legislative history of idea continued
Legislative History of IDEA (continued)
  • PL 101-476, “Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1990,” amended & renamed PL 94-142.
  • PL 102-119, “Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1991,” required DoD to implement Part B preschool services & Part H early intervention services.
  • PL 107-17, “The IDEA Improvement Act of 1997,” reauthorized IDEA & amended several provisions of the existing legislation.
  • PL 108-446, “Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004,” reauthorized IDEA & amended or changed several provisions of the existing legislation.

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idea implementation
IDEA Implementation

IDEA Legislation

DoD Guidance

DODINST 1342.12, 11 Apr 05 & ICOP

Navy Guidance

BUMEDINST 1755.1, 17 Oct 05

BUMEDINST 1755.2, 5 Oct 05

responsibilities
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Department of Defense Educational Activity (DODEA)
    • Responsible for Special Education
    • Defense Domestic Elementary & Secondary Schools (DDESS) at domestic locations
    • Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DODDS) at overseas locations
  • Military Medical Departments (Army/Navy/AF)
    • Responsible for EIS and certain related services overseas in assigned areas of geographic responsibility
edis a new paradigm
EDIS - A New Paradigm
  • Educational Services provided by the Military Medical Departments
  • Statutory entitlement - services provided at the same priority as healthcare for active duty
  • Focus is on functional independence & academic development
  • Interdisciplinary / transdisciplinary approach for EIS
edis a new paradigm continued
EDIS - A New Paradigm (continued)
  • Services normally provided outside clinical setting
  • Families are an integral part of the process
  • Procedural requirements & due process entitlement
  • Proactive - child find & public awareness requirements
early intervention services eis
Early Intervention Services (EIS)
  • Focused on the developmental needs of infants and toddlers with disabilities, birth to age 3, & their families
  • Address physical, cognitive,

communication, social or emotional

& adaptive developmental delays

or conditions with a high probability

of delay

  • Specified in an Individualized Family

Service Plan (IFSP) developed by the EDIS team

& the family

early intervention services eis continued
Early Intervention Services (EIS) (continued)
  • Provided in “natural environments” – settings that are natural and normal for the child’s same age peers who have no disability, e.g., home, daycare or community-based settings
  • EIS programs are comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, culturally competent, community based & family centered
  • Entitlement based on eligibility to enroll in DDESS or DODDS & meeting DoD developmental delay eligibility criteria
  • EIS programs are located both CONUS & OCONUS and managed by the Military Medical Departments
related services assigned to the military medical departments overseas
Related Services Assigned to the Military Medical Departments Overseas
  • Allied health services in support of the special education needs of preschool & school age children with disabilities, ages 3-21, to include:
    • Evaluation services required to determine a student’s eligibility for special education
    • If eligible, the direct or indirect

services designed to help a

student benefit from their

special educational program

related services assigned to the military medical departments continued
Related Services Assigned to the Military Medical Departments (continued)
  • Specified in an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) developed by the school’s Case Study Committee (CSC)
  • Provided in the “least restrictive environment” - school setting
  • Entitlement based on eligibility to enroll in DODDS & meeting DODDS special education eligibility criteria
  • Provided overseas in support of DODDS special education programs
edis goals objectives
EDIS Goals & Objectives
  • Improve the functional & adaptive skills of infants & toddlers with developmental delays
  • Maximize the learning potential of

school-age children with disabilities

  • Empower families to become active

participants in their child’s

development & education

  • Enhance the independence of all children with disabilities to enable them to function with their non-disabled peers
navy edis profile
Navy EDIS Profile . . .
  • 11 Navy MTFs with EDIS responsibility supporting 18 locations
  • EDIS locations span 17 time zones
  • FTE manpower authorizations
    • Military billets
    • GS/NSPS civilian positions
    • Contract personnel
  • Decentralized

- local MTF program management

- local MTF control of resources

navy edis sites ddess domestic
Navy EDIS Sites - DDESS/Domestic
  • NHC Quantico, VA(2 locations)
    • Quantico (USMC) & Dahlgren (Navy)
  • NH Camp Lejeune, NC(USMC)
  • NH Beaufort, SC(USMC)
  • USNH Guam(Navy & AF)
navy edis sites dodds overseas
Navy EDIS Sites - DODDS/Overseas

PACIFIC REGION

  • USNH Yokosuka, Japan(6 locations)
    • Yokosuka (Navy), Atsugi/Camp Zama (Navy/Army), Yokota (AF), Misawa (Navy/AF), Iwakuni (USMC) & Sasebo (Navy)
  • USNH Okinawa, Japan(AF, Marines, Navy, Army)

CARIBBEAN REGION

  • USNH Guantanamo Bay, Cuba(Navy, USMC, USCG)
    • support provided by NMC Portsmouth, VA EDIS Team
navy edis sites dodds overseas18
Navy EDIS Sites - DODDS/Overseas

EUROPEAN REGION

  • Naples, Italy(2 locations)
    • Naples & Gaeta (Navy)
  • Sigonella, Italy(Navy)
  • Rota, Spain(2 locations)
    • Rota (Navy) & Seville (AF)
intercomponent coordination
Intercomponent Coordination
  • DoD Coordinating Committee on Early Interven-tion, Special Education and Related Services
    • co-chaired by ASD (FMP) & ASD (HA)
    • approves policy & direction
  • DoD Subcommittee on Intercomponent Coordination (SICC)
    • SICC membership includes functional representatives from DOD, DODEA, Military Medical Departments & TMA
    • meets at least quarterly
edis dynamics issues
EDIS Dynamics & Issues
  • Increased demand vs. decreased resources
  • Recommendation to transfer EDIS mission to DODEA
  • GWOT
    • Military backfill diverted / deployed
    • Conversion of EDIS military billets to contract performance
  • Recruitment & retention difficulties
    • Labor shortage – pediatric OTs, PTs, SLPs, CCPs
    • Sharp decline in the value of the US $ overseas
  • NDAA Autism initiative
  • Base closures & Force realignment
  • Geo-political uncertainties
navy edis poc
Navy EDIS POC….
  • Frank Carden, Ph.D., EDIS Program Specialist

Department Head (M3/5HCO5)

Special Programs

EDIS/EFMP/OSS/INCAP

  • Mailing Address:

Bureau of Medicine & Surgery

Attn: M3/5HCO5, Bldg. 7, Rm. 7201

2300 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20372-5300

  • Phone: CML – 202-762-3469 DSN – 762-3469
  • FAX: 202-762-3470
  • Email: frank.carden@med.navy.mil
navy edis program
Navy EDIS Program
  • Questions?
  • Comments?
  • Amusing Anecdotes?