IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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A few commenters indicated that proposed §303.430(e)
(3) conflicts with sections 607(a) and (b) and 615(j) of the Act and the Third Circuit decision in Pardini v. Allegheny Intermediate Unit, 420 F.3d 181 (3d Cir. 2005), cert. denied, 126 S.Ct. 1646 (2006). One commenter recommended referencing Part B eligibility as well as
ineligibility in proposed §303.430(e)(3)(ii).
Discussion: We agree with commenters who noted that the
requirement in proposed §303.430(e)(3) applies only to
States that elect to offer services under §303.211 and is
not a pendency provision and, thus, we have moved the
substance of proposed §303.430(e)(3) to §303.211(b)(4).
For clarification, we have added that it is the lead agency that must continue to provide all early intervention
services identified in the toddler with a disability’s IFSP
under §303.344 (and consented to by the parent under
§303.342(e)) beyond age three until that toddler’s initial
eligibility under Part B of the Act is determined under 34 CFR 300.306.
Regarding commenters’ concerns about delaying Part B
eligibility determinations and potentially requiring a lead agency to provide services for an unlimited time period, we have clarified that this provision does not apply if the