The educational success for Louisiana students IS the key to a healthier, more economically successful state. Education and Health Care systems have a responsibility to collaborate and formulate a system of care that addresses the holistic needs of students in order to facilitate their success in school, and prepare them for a healthier more productive life.
Barriers to Educational Achievement Emerge at a Very Young Age 16 mos.24 mos.36 mos. Cumulative Vocabulary (Words) College Educated Parents Working Class Parents Welfare Parents Child’s Age (Months) 200 600 1200 Source: Hart & Risley (1995) 400 800 1000
Classroom in Crisis, Children’s Health Fund, October 2013
8 Arrested one or more times Parole one or more times Twenty-three percent of young adults with disabilities have been arrested at least once, approximately twice the rate for youth in the general population (12%; p <.001). (Sanford et al., 2011)