IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
Note: This document has been delivered to the Office of the Federal Register but has not yet been scheduled for publication. The official version of this document is the document that is published in the Federal Register.
initial assessment of the child and the initial IFSP
meeting must be conducted within 45 days of the child’s
referral to the Part C program. (However, as provided
under §303.209(b)(1)(iii), if a child is referred less than
45 days prior to his or her third birthday, the lead agency is not required to evaluate the child; instead, if the child may be eligible for services under Part B of the Act, the lead agency, with parental consent, is required to refer the child to the Part B program.)
Section 303.342(e) requires that when a child is determined eligible for Part C services and the parent consents to the provision of Part C services identified on
the child’s IFSP, the lead agency must ensure that those
early intervention services are available and provided to the child.
Central directory (§303.117)
Comment: Some commenters objected to proposed §303.117,
regarding the central directory being published on the lead
agency’s Web site because many families may not have access
to a computer. The commenters recommended that we require lead agencies to disseminate printed central directories. Two of these commenters requested that we specify the means, other than through a Web site, by which lead