IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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In the NPRM, we requested comments from the public on initial costs related to establishing or enhancing the infrastructure of the Part C lead agencies necessary to serve children ages three through five; differences in the costs of providing the services required by the Act to children with disabilities ages three through five years old under Part C of the Act versus Part B of the Act; the benefits to parents and children of receiving continued services under Part C of the Act rather than under Part B of the Act; the extent to which States expect families to choose continuation of Part C services beyond age two; the extent to which States may choose to exercise the option of serving children with disabilities ages three through five years old under Part C of the Act; and possible sources of funding for providing Part C services to these children. However, we did not receive comments on possible costs related to these changes.
If a State elects to exercise the option to serve three through five year olds under Part C of the Act, the lead agency is responsible for the costs of providing the direct Part C services to children whose families elect to continue services under Part C. In addition, the State's Part C lead agency could incur some transition costs in implementing this option. For example, if the Part C lead