IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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having a disability. It is important for a lead agency to have some flexibility in determining how best to implement screening in its State and, therefore, it is the
Department’s position that mandating re-screening is not
Comment: Two commenters requested clarification as to why
the phrase “except for parents” was included in new
§303.320(b)(1) (proposed §303.303(b)(1)), given that
parents are a vital source of information in identifying whether a child is suspected of having a disability.
Discussion: We agree that parents are a valuable source of
information in determining whether a child is suspected of having a disability. Therefore, we have removed the
parenthetical in new §303.320(b)(1) (proposed §303.303(b)
Changes: The phrase “except for parents” has been removed
from new §303.320(b)(1) (proposed §303.303(b)(1)).
Discussion: To clarify that screening may be conducted by the lead agency or EIS provider, we have decided to use the
terms “lead agency” or “EIS provider” in lieu of the
reference to “public agency, early intervention service
provider, and designated primary source” in new §303.320(b)