IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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requirements that apply to the area in which the individuals are providing early intervention services.
Additionally, §303.344(g), which provides that an IFSP
contain information about the service coordinator, requires that the service coordinator be selected from the
profession most immediately relevant to the child’s or
family’s needs or be a person who is otherwise qualified to
carry out all applicable responsibilities under Part C of
the Act. Thus, repeating these criteria in new §303.34
(proposed §303.33) is not necessary.
Comment: Some commenters suggested that the regulations could be read to require parents to coordinate early intervention services. Two commenters expressed concern that, as proposed, the regulation could be read to mean that more than one person may fill the role of a service coordinator for a particular infant or toddler and, thereby compromise consistency and quality of services.
Discussion: Nothing in these regulations requires a parent to coordinate early intervention services. Section
303.34(a)(2)(i) (proposed §303.33(a)(3)) specifies that the
service coordinator, or case manager, is responsible for coordinating all services required under Part 303 across agency lines. Section 303.34(a)(2)(ii) (proposed