Part C of IDEA: Early Intervention for Babies and Toddlers

November 2011 Early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities (birth-3) have been a part of IDEA since 1986. This section of the law is commonly known as Part C of IDEA.** Regulations for Part C What's changed? | OSEP's non-regulatory summary Model IFSP form Training module 1 | The Basics of Early Intervention (new!) How to find early intervention services in your community __________________________________________ Regulations … [Read more...]

Especially for…Early Intervention Providers

Here you will find information to support your work in helping infants and toddlers with disabilities, ages birth to three, achieve their full potential.All about Part C of IDEAEarly childhood projects funded by OSEPHow IDEA describes early interventionBasics of early intervention training module | new!Recent Part C regulations (September 2011)Parent notification, consent, and involvementWriting the IFSPTransitioning a child to preschoolDifferences … [Read more...]

Eligibility considerations for infants and toddlers who are deaf or hard of hearing

Part C Eligibility Considerations for Infants and Toddlers who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing is a 2011 document from the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) and the IDEA Infant and Toddler Coordinators Association (ITCA). The document is intended to help those responsible for state Part C systems make evidence-based decisions as they develop or review eligibility criteria related to infants and toddlers who are deaf or hard … [Read more...]

2011 Part C regulations for early intervention!

On September 6, 2011, the U.S. Department of Education released the final regulations for the early intervention program under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). These final regulations will help improve services and outcomes for America's infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. To find the new regulations, download a copy, read them online, find training opportunities, and see the Model Form for the … [Read more...]

Module 1: The Basics of Early Intervention

October 2012 Module 1 welcomes everyone to Part C of IDEA---the early intervention program for infants and toddlers with disabilities. With these training materials, you can learn about and provide training on: the 8 basic steps in the early intervention process; 7 acronyms used in early intervention and what they mean; and 9 key terms in early intervention and their definitions. Module 1 includes: 3 slideshow presentations; a … [Read more...]

Public Awareness and the Referral System

December 2012 Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that each State have a early intervention system that includes well-advertised processes for finding, referring, and (as appropriate) evaluating babies and toddlers suspected of having (or known to have) a developmental delay or disability. Having such a system includes: operating a public awareness program so that residents of the State know that early … [Read more...]

Early Intervention, Then and Now

December 2012Early intervention services are designed to address the developmental needs of eligible infants and toddlers with disabilities, ages birth to the third birthday, and their families. Early intervention is authorized by Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).This page takes a summary look at early intervention systems in the United States, as follows:History of early interventionEarly intervention nowStatistics (including … [Read more...]

Subpart A of the Part C Regulations | General Provisions

If you’re looking for a summary of Part C's purposes and key definitions, try our Key Terms to Know in Early Intervention. The page you’re currently on gives you the exact words of the 2011 regulations for Part C of IDEA, without explanation or commentary. e-CFR Data is current as of November 14, 2012 Title 34: Education PART 303—EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS WITH DISABILITIES Contents Subpart A—General Purpose … [Read more...]

Subpart D of the Part C Regulations | Child Find, Evaluations and Assessments, and IFSPs

November 2012 If you’re looking for practical information, summaries, or how-to’s about evaluation, eligibility, or IFSPs, visit our Babies and Toddlers pages, where you’ll find what you’re looking for in abundance. The page you’re on right now gives you the exact words of Subpart D of the Part C regulations, without explanation or commentary. e-CFR Data is current as of November 14, 2012 Available online at GPO Access Title … [Read more...]

Subpart G of the Part C Regulations | State Interagency Coordinating Council

November 2012This page gives you the exact words of Subpart G of the 2011 regulations for Part C of IDEA, without explanation or commentary.e-CFR Data is current as of November 14, 2012Title 34: EducationPART 303—EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS WITH DISABILITIESSubpart G—State Interagency Coordinating Council§ 303.600 Establishment of Council. § 303.601 Composition. § 303.602 Meetings. § 303.603 Use of funds by the Council. … [Read more...]

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