Early childhood special education research: Testimony to the President's commission on excellence in special education
On October 2, 2001, President George W. Bush issued Executive Order #13227 establishing The President's Commission on Excellence in Special Education. The authors were invited to submit written testimony and appear before the Commission to make oral testimony on April 18, 2002. The topic of their testimony was research in early childhood special education. This article is a copy of the written testimony. The authors have suggested research priorities in the following areas: 1) early identification and eligibility, 2) services, 3) outcomes, 4) infrastructure, and 5) the research funding process.