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Youth with Autism: Roundtable Views of Services Needed During the Transition into Adulthood
GAO-17-109: Published: Oct 18, 2016. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 2016.
Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) transitioning to adulthood may need a wide range of services and supports to help them achieve their goals, according to a panel GAO convened in March 2016. ASD is a highly individualized condition with characteristics that vary in degree and type from person to person. Autism characteristics may hinder or help youth achieve their goals—such as postsecon...
Special Education: Additional Federal Actions Could Help Address Unique Challenges of Educating Children in Nursing Homes
GAO-14-585: Published: Jul 16, 2014. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 2014.
Children in nursing homes represent a relatively small group of children whose medically complex conditions often present unique educational challenges. Of the nearly 5,000 school-age children in nursing homes nationwide, about 40 percent needed a feeding tube for nutrition and one-third needed oxygen therapy to help them breathe, according to GAO's analysis of 2012 data—the most recent data ava...
Health Care Workforce: Federally Funded Training Programs in Fiscal Year 2012
GAO-13-709R: Published: Aug 15, 2013. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 2013.
In fiscal year (FY) 2012, we found that four federal departments--the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Defense, and Department of Education--administered 91 programs that supported postsecondary training or education specifically for direct care health professionals. The departments reported obligating about $14.2 billion for these p...
Indian Issues: Federal Funding for Non-Federally Recognized Tribes
GAO-12-348: Published: Apr 12, 2012. Publicly Released: May 9, 2012.
Of the approximately 400 non-federally recognized tribes that GAO identified, 26 received funding from 24 federal programs during fiscal years 2007 through 2010. Most of the 26 non-federally recognized tribes were eligible to receive this funding either because of their status as nonprofit organizations or state-recognized tribes. Similarly, most of the 24 federal programs that awarded funding to...
Hospital Accreditation: Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations' Relationship with Its Affiliate
GAO-07-79: Published: Dec 15, 2006. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 2007.
Hospitals must meet certain conditions of participation established by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in order to receive Medicare payments. In 2003, most hospitals--over 80 percent--demonstrated compliance with most of these conditions through accreditation from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (Joint Commission). Established in 1986, Joint Com...
Financial Management: Challenges in Meeting Requirements of the Improper Payments Information Act
GAO-05-417: Published: Mar 31, 2005. Publicly Released: May 4, 2005.
Fiscal year 2004 marked the first year that federal agencies governmentwide were required to report improper payment information under the Improper Payments Information Act of 2002 (IPIA). The increasing scope of reporting over the past several years has demonstrated that improper payments are a significant and widespread problem in federal agencies, and in the past a limited number of agencies re...
Prekindergarten: Four Selected States Expanded Access by Relying on Schools and Existing Providers of Early Education and Care to Provide Services
GAO-04-852: Published: Sep 9, 2004. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 2004.
For nearly 40 years, the federal government has played a role in providing early childhood development programs for children of low-income families through Head Start and other programs. Since 1980, the number of states with preschool programs has also significantly increased. While most of these programs have targeted children at risk of school failure, more recently, interest has grown in expand...
Preschool Education: Federal Investment for Low-Income Children Significant but Effectiveness Unclear
T-HEHS-00-83: Published: Apr 11, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed preschool education for children of low-income families, focusing on: (1) the federal and state commitment to preschool programs, including funding and collaborative efforts; and (2) what is known about the effectiveness of federal preschool programs.GAO noted that: (1) the federal investment in preschool programs for low-income children is consid...
Medicaid and Special Education: Coordination of Services for Children With Disabilities Is Evolving
HEHS-00-20: Published: Dec 10, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the mechanisms of coordination between Medicaid and the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), focusing on: (1) how Medicaid and IDEA interact to meet the needs of low-income school-aged children with disabilities; and (2) issues that have arisen in coordinating Medicaid and IDEA services in schools.GAO noted that: (1) Medicaid and IDE...
Migrant Children: Education and HHS Need to Improve the Exchange of Participant Information
HEHS-00-4: Published: Oct 15, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Education's Migrant Education Program (MEP) and the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Migrant Head Start Program (MHS), focusing on: (1) the goals of the MEP and MHS programs, how they operate, who they serve, and what services they provide; (2) the extent to which Education and HHS facilitate the coord...