IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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Comment: A few commenters recommended adding child find, public awareness, eligibility, and service provision to
§303.700(d), which lists the areas on which the State must
annually collect and report data. One commenter recommended that we include in these regulations the
Department’s SPP indicator that requires States to evaluate
the effectiveness of their Part C program as it relates to family outcomes. Another commenter recommended that these regulations require States to report to the Secretary on family outcomes. The commenter also recommended that, if States are required to report on family outcomes, the regulations should clarify the definition of family supports and services that are identified through the family assessment.
Discussion: Section 616(a) of the Act (as modified by section 642 of the Act) requires States to focus their monitoring activities on improving early intervention results and functional outcomes for infants and toddlers with disabilities and meeting the program requirements in Part C of the Act. Section 616 of the Act further requires that the Secretary establish indicators to adequately measure performance in several priority areas.
The Secretary has established 14 such indicators under