IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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revised requirement because each lead agency must ensure that information about preschool services under section 619 of the Act is provided to parents of toddlers with
disabilities not fewer than 90 days prior to the toddler’s
Concerning the comment that the public awareness requirement should be the responsibility of the Part B State or local public agencies, section 635(a)(6) of the Act was revised in 2004 to require that the lead agency prepare and disseminate information about preschool services under section 619 of the Act. SEAs and LEAs have child find responsibilities as defined in sections 612 and 619 under Part B of the Act. The requirement in new
§303.301(c) (proposed §303.300(b)(4)) reflects the lead
agency’s responsibilities under sections 635(a)(6) and
637(a)(9) of the Act to ensure that information about Part B preschool services is available to parents of all toddlers with disabilities exiting the Part C program, not just those toddlers who have been determined by the lead agency to be potentially eligible under Part B of the Act.
Concerning the commenter’s request to require
collaboration between the State and local Part B and Part C agencies, adding this requirement is unnecessary because,
under new §303.302(c) (proposed §303.301(c)), the lead