Out-of-Home Care Extension for Youth With Individualized Education Programs (Children and Families -- Children and Families) (including, Required Components of an Individualized Education Program).
Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau. Joint Committee on Finance.
State Resource Technical Report
Published: May 30, 2013
This paper explores extending out-of-home care for youth with Individualized Education Programs (IEP) in Wisconsin. It begins by explaining reasons children are placed in out-of-home care, different types of placements, aging out of out-of-home care placements, and the requirement that all children with disabilities have an IEP. It is then proposed that the Governor provide $175,900 in 2013-14 and $1,275,600 in 2014-15 to provide kinship care payments and long-term kinship care payments for persons 18 to 21 years of age, who are full-time students in good academic standing at a secondary school or its vocational or technical equivalent if an IEP is in effect and to provide foster care payments for persons 18 to 21 years of age who are residing in a foster home or group home immediately prior to their 18th birthday and are full-time students at a secondary school or its vocational or technical equivalent, and have an IEP in effect. In addition, it is proposed that kinship care and long-term kinship care payments end when the child reaches the age of 21 and that the time period for which a child or juvenile may be placed in a foster home, group home, or RCC to age 21 be extended if the child or juvenile is a full-time student at a secondary school or its vocational or technical equivalent and if an IEP is in effect for the child or juvenile. Discussion points relating to the proposal are reviewed and alternatives to the proposal are provided.
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