Technology: PDF OnlyThe Follow Along Program Cost Analysis in Southwest MinnesotaChan, Benjamin PhD1; Taylor, Nadine MN2Author Information 1Research Scientist 2Nursing Consultant, Minnesota Children with Special Health Needs, Division of Family Health, Minnesota Department of Health, Minneapolis, Minnesota Infants & Young Children: April 1998 - Volume 10 - Issue 4 - p 71-79 Buy Abstract The Follow Along Program (FAP) is a computer-assisted child-find system for children ages birth to 48 months at risk of developmental delays. The program in southwest Minnesota uses a combination of an initial home visit and subsequent tracking by parent-completed Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQs) at specified intervals. The study found that the annual ASQ cost per child in the region was $45.80, and it varies widely across counties. Labor costs, particularly nurse time cost, was the major component of the total ASQ cost. This study will help managing agencies to strategize their child-find efforts given the availability of local resources in their areas. ©1998Aspen Publishers, Inc.