IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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the Analysis of Comments and Changes section for new
§303.209(f)(2), we have clarified that the first annual
notice must be provided at the transition conference when the parent is presented the initial option for the child to
receive services under §303.211 or under section 619 of the
Additionally, for consistency, we have revised
reference to children being served under §303.211 to
children who are eligible for services under section 619 of the Act and who previously received early intervention services because when the first annual notice is provided,
children generally would not yet be served under §303.211.
Regarding what information must be included in the annual notice, States choosing to offer early intervention
services under §303.211 must provide parents of these
children with disabilities with an annual notice that includes, among other things, an explanation of the differences between early intervention services provided under Part C of the Act and preschool services provided under Part B of the Act. Section 303.211(b)(1)(ii)(B) requires the explanation to include a description of the differences in procedural safeguards that apply to parents who decide to continue receiving early intervention services under Part C of the Act compared with the