IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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shortage,” as used, in this section are best left to the
State to define.
The Department’s position is that the term “good faith
effort” reflects the common understanding of the term and
that States will make the reasonable efforts necessary to enable the State to recruit, hire, and retain appropriately and adequately prepared and trained personnel to provide early intervention services to infants and toddlers with disabilities. Thus, defining the term in these regulations is not necessary.
Finally, States can best determine how to define the
term “most qualified individual available,” provided that
the State’s definition is consistent with the provisions in
§303.119(a) and (b). This approach gives States the
flexibility they need to determine which individuals would
be considered the “most qualified individual available” in
light of unique State personnel needs.
Lead agency role in supervision, monitoring, funding, interagency coordination, and other responsibilities
Discussion: Based on further review of §303.120, we have
determined it is appropriate to add references to EIS