IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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Changes: We have revised §303.211(b)(3) to require that
the Part C statewide system ensures that any child served
under §303.211 has the right, at any time, to receive FAPE
under Part B of the Act instead of early intervention services under Part C of the Act.
Services during eligibility determination (§303.211(b)(4))
Comment: Some commenters stated that the language in
proposed §303.430(e)(3) relates not to pendency, but to the
requirement in section 635(c)(2)(D) of the Act and
§303.211(b)(4), that IFSP services continue to be provided
to a toddler with a disability until a Part B eligibility determination is made for that child in a State that elects to make Part C services available beyond age three under
§303.211. A few commenters suggested clarifying that this
requirement only applies in a State that has opted to make early intervention services available to children ages three and older.
Another commenter opposed the requirement in
§303.211(b)(4) and proposed §303.430(e)(3) stating that it
could create disincentives for LEAs to make timely Part B
eligibility determinations, impede a child’s timely access
to FAPE, and require a lead agency to provide Part C services to a child who is not eligible under Part B of the
Act for a significant period beyond the child’s third