IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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under this part to children with disabilities after the age of three in accordance with section 635(c)(2)(G) of the Act
and §303.211.)” from new §303.302(c)(1)(ii)(A) (proposed
§303.301(c)(1)(ii)(I)) and §303.303(c)(11) (proposed
Changes: We have removed the parenthetical referencing
section 635(c)(2)(G) of the Act and §303.211 from new
§303.302(c)(1)(ii)(A) and §303.303(c)(11).
Comment: Several commenters recommended adding the
Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to the list of
programs with which the lead agency must coordinate its
child find activities in new §303.302(c)(1)(ii) (proposed
§303.301(c)(1)(ii)) because many children with disabilities
participate in CHIP. A few commenters requested adding State Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) systems to this list as well.
Discussion: We agree with commenters that coordinating with the CHIP programs and State Early Hearing Detection Intervention (EHDI) systems can assist the lead agency in its child find responsibilities to identify infants and toddlers with disabilities. The addition of these two programs in the child find coordination provision in new
§303.302(c)(1)(ii) does not mean that these entities are
“participating agencies” under §303.403 if they function as