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.
agencies may disseminate the central directory. Another commenter stated that a Web-only directory could be easily updated and could provide greater access to all parents.
A few commenters requested that the regulations require that material placed on the Web site be accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities and for non- English speaking families. One commenter requested that the Department require that the central directory be made available in the main languages spoken in the State.
Discussion: Section 303.117 specifies that each system’s
central directory must be accessible to the general public
through publication on the lead agency’s Web site and
“other appropriate means.” This section does not permit
the lead agency to make the central directory accessible and available only through its Web site. The lead agency must make the central directory available through other appropriate means.
”Other appropriate means” may include providing
printed copies of the central directory at locations, such as libraries, and offices of key primary referral sources. Given that needs vary from State to State, each State is in the best position to determine the additional, appropriate means that the lead agency will use to make its central directory accessible. Thus, it would not be constructive