IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
Note: This document has been delivered to the Office of the Federal Register but has not yet been scheduled for publication. The official version of this document is the document that is published in the Federal Register.
children under the age of three who are involved in a substantiated case of child abuse or neglect to be referred to the Part C program. Section 303.301 also provides that,
under a State’s public awareness program, the lead agency
must prepare information on the availability of early intervention services and disseminate such information to all primary referral sources so that these sources may give the information to parents of infants and toddlers, especially parents with premature infants or infants with other physical risk factors associated with learning or developmental complications.
Since States have been required under the Act to conduct child find activities to identify all infants and toddlers with disabilities since the Part C program began in 1989, and the CAPTA requirements have been in place since June 2003, we are not estimating any increase in costs as a result of these changes. Part C lead agencies should already have the infrastructure needed to meet all of the IDEA child find requirements, including those requirements relating to children covered by CAPTA and those who are homeless, in foster care, or wards of the State.
In addition, §303.320 allows the lead agency to adopt
procedures for screening to determine whether a child is