IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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Types of early intervention services--family training,
counseling, and home visits (§303.13(b)(3))
Comment: A few commenters requested that we clarify the definition of family training, counseling, and home visits
in §303.13(b)(3). One commenter recommended deleting the
reference to “home visits” in the title of this paragraph
because the commenter considered home visits to be a method of providing a service rather than a service in and of itself. The commenter acknowledged that the Department may not be able to make this change, however, because the term home visits is used in the Act. One commenter expressed concern that this definition could be misinterpreted to mean that family training must occur in the home and must include counseling.
Discussion: Section 632(4)(E)(i) of the Act expressly states that early intervention services include family training, counseling, and home visits. Thus, removing the
reference to home visits from §303.13(b)(3) would be
inconsistent with the Act.
The language in §303.13(b)(3) does not mean that
family training must occur in the home or include counseling. Section 303.13(b)(3) merely defines three
separate early intervention services –- family training,
counseling, and home visits -- that may be provided to