IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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Section 303.344(e)--Content of an IFSP
The current regulations in §303.344(e) require the
IFSP to include, to the extent appropriate, those medical and other services that the child needs, but are not required by Part C of the Act, and the funding sources to be used in paying for those services or the steps that will be taken to secure those services through public or private sources. Section 303.344(e) of the final regulations retains the requirement for the IFSP Team to identify in the IFSP, to the extent appropriate, medical and other services that the child or family needs or is receiving, but that are not required by Part C of the Act, and, if those services are not currently being provided, the steps that will be taken to assist the family in securing those services through public or private sources. However, the IFSP Teams are no longer required to identify funding sources for these services.
Eliminating the requirement that IFSPs identify the funding sources for services not required by Part C of the Act will reduce the burden on service coordinators and will save IFSP Teams time during meetings and time preparing the IFSP. The requirement to identify funding for other services is overly burdensome, given that there may be many other services that infants and toddlers with disabilities