IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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determination of eligibility of a child for services under section 619 of the Act and offering the parent any services
under the Part C extension option under §303.211.
The parent must consent to an evaluation to determine eligibility under section 619 of the Act. Once a parent consents to the initial evaluation under Part B of the Act, the LEA must conduct the evaluation under 34 CFR 300.301(b) of the Part B regulations within 60 days or a State- determined timeline. Additionally, under section 612(a)(9) of the Act and 34 CFR 300.124(b) of the Part B regulations, the SEA and LEA must ensure that an IEP has been developed and is being implemented by age three for a toddler with a disability who transitions from Part C of the Act to Part B of the Act regardless of whether the State has established a timeline different from the 60-day evaluation timeline in 34 CFR 300.301(c)(1) of the Part B regulations.
Thus, the eligibility determination must be made by the LEA in sufficient time to enable the LEA to offer FAPE to that child who is transitioning from the Part C program
by age three (if that child is eligible as a child with a
disability under Part B of the Act), as required by section 612(a)(9) of the Act and 34 CFR 300.124(b) of the Part B regulations.
In response to commenters’ reference to section 615(j)