IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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including those who have disabilities; and includes a variety of methods for informing the public about the provisions of this part. Methods for informing the public continue to include the use of printed materials, television, radio, and the Internet, but may also include other appropriate methods in a particular State. For these
reasons, we decline to revise new §303.301 (proposed
§303.300) as requested by the commenter.
Comment: One commenter recommended adding a reference to other family members after each mention of parents in this section.
Discussion: New §303.301 (proposed §303.300) tracks the
language in section 635(a)(6) of the Act, regarding disseminating information about available early intervention services to parents of infants and toddlers with disabilities. While family members--other than parents--may voluntarily participate in a family assessment, may be invited by a parent to participate in IFSP meetings, and may be included when early intervention services are provided, the parent of an infant or toddler is ultimately responsible for making decisions under these regulations. The term parent is broad enough to encompass not just the biological or adoptive parent but other