IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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intervention” before the word “service.” As noted in the
Analysis of Comments and Changes section discussing
§303.342(e), we have revised, in §303.344(f)(1), the
timeline that services begin “as soon as possible” after
parental consent (instead of “as soon as possible” after
the initiation date identified in the IFSP in current
Changes: We have replaced, in §303.344(f)(1), after the
words “as soon as possible” the phrase “after the IFSP
meetings described in §303.342” with the words “after the
parent consents to the service, as required.” We also have
added references to §303.342(e) and §303.420(a)(3).
Additionally, we have inserted the words “early
intervention” before the word “service.”
Service coordinator (§303.344(g))
Comment: One commenter requested that the regulations require service coordinators to be responsible for facilitating the full implementation of the IFSP. The commenter also requested that the regulations stipulate that the service coordinator for a particular infant or toddler with a disability may not be an EIS provider providing early intervention services to that particular infant or toddler with a disability.
Discussion: Section 303.344(g), when read together with