IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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Part C early intervention services to at-risk infants and toddlers, the definition of at-risk infant or toddler in
§303.5, which aligns with the statutory definition,
provides the information States need to meet the Part C requirements.
Discussion: As proposed, the definition of at-risk infant
or toddler provided that, at the State’s discretion, an at-
risk infant or toddler may include an infant or toddler who is at risk of experiencing developmental delay because of biological and environmental factors, including those listed in the proposed definition. We have determined that this language should be clarified to provide that the term at-risk infant or toddler may include an infant or toddler who is at risk of experiencing developmental delays due to biological or environmental factors. We have made this change to clarify that States are not required to ensure that an at-risk infant or toddler is at risk due to meeting both types of factors.
Changes: We have replaced the phrase "biological and
environmental" with "biological or environmental" in the
definition of at-risk infant or toddler.