IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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flexibility to create a CSPD with the appropriate
components to meet that State’s unique training and
personnel development needs.
Comment: One commenter stated that lead agencies do not have authority over higher education systems and curriculum
and recommended that §303.118 be revised to only require
that the lead agency make efforts to work with higher education systems and other training providers, including national associations, to ensure that training programs have adequate space and an updated curriculum to train the necessary early intervention services personnel.
Discussion: Section 303.118 does not imply that lead agencies have authority over institutions of higher
education (IHEs) and IHE curricula. Nothing in §303.118
prescribes IHE curricula; rather, §303.118(a)(2) requires
only that a CSPD promote the preparation of EIS providers who are fully and appropriately qualified to provide early intervention services under Part C of the Act. For this reason, we do not believe that the requested change is necessary.
Comment: Some commenters suggested that the Department
retain the language from current §303.360(b)(4)(iii), which