IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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further to determine the Part C services that will be made available to these children. This flexibility enables each State to determine the eligibility criteria for at-risk infants and toddlers that are most appropriate in the
State. Examining data on premature infants who eventually
receive Part C services is one method a State could use to help determine its eligibility criteria for at-risk infants or toddlers, but there are other methods that might be more appropriate for other States. For example, a State with a large number of homeless infants and toddlers who have high rates of developmental delay could determine that such children should be presumptively included in its definition of at-risk infants and toddlers.
Therefore, while a State could certainly use data on premature infants who eventually receive Part C services to inform its decision on the eligibility criteria the State will use for at-risk infants or toddlers, it is not appropriate to require all States to do so.
Availability of resources (§303.207)
Comment: A few commenters recommended replacing the word
“resources” in §303.207 with the term “services” because
the term “resources” is not defined in the regulations or