IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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Change: A cross-reference to the definition of scientifically based research in section 9101(37) of the
ESEA has been added as new §303.32. Subsequent definitions
have been renumbered accordingly.
Service coordination services (case management) (proposed
§303.33) (new §303.34)
Comment: Numerous commenters expressed a need for clarification of this section. A substantial number of commenters stated that the regulations should have included the language from the definition of service coordination
(case management) in current §303.23(a)(2)(ii), which
provides that the service coordinator is responsible for
“serving as the single point of contact in helping parents
to obtain the services and assistance they need.” The
commenters suggested that only requiring the service
coordinator to assist parents in “gaining access to ...
services,” in proposed §303.33(a)(2), would decrease the
level of assistance and limit the types of services that families will receive.
Discussion: We agree that the proposed language and structure of this section may cause confusion and, therefore, we have made several structural and organizational revisions to improve clarity and readability. Additionally, while the proposed language in