IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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response to comments received on new §303.321(a), the
individuals responsible for conducting evaluations and
assessments under new §303.321(a)(2)(i) and (a)(2)(ii)
(proposed §303.320(a)(3)) must be qualified personnel.
Qualified personnel, under §303.31, are individuals who
meet State-approved or State-recognized certification, licensing, registration, or other comparable requirements that apply to the developmental area in which the individuals are conducting an evaluation or assessments or providing early intervention services. Given the
definition of qualified personnel in §303.31, it is
unnecessary to amend §303.343(a)(1)(v) as requested by the
Comment: Some commenters expressed concern that the required participants for the periodic review of the IFSP
in §303.343(b) do not include the individuals (such as the
individuals who conducted the evaluations and assessments, unless conditions warrant) who are required to participate
in the initial and annual IFSP review under §303.343(a).
Specifically, the commenters stated that the regulations
limit the ability of parents under §303.343(a)(1)(i) and
(ii) to include participants of their choosing in the periodic review of the IFSP.