IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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soon as possible after the IFSP meeting. We do not anticipate that requiring States to provide a copy of evaluations, assessments, and IFSPs to parents, from the
child’s early intervention record, would result in a
significant cost burden to States. Assuming that these documents, in total, would average no more than 100 pages, the cost of providing a copy to parents for the estimated 352,000 children served under the Part C program in 2011 would be $3.8 million, at a cost of $0.05 per photocopied
page and no more than 10 minutes of a service coordinator’s
time using the previous compensation estimate of $34.99 per hour. As a standard practice, most States already provide these documents at no cost to parents, so the effective cost of this change would be minimal.
Section 303.436(b)-- Parental Rights in Due Process Hearing Proceedings
Section 303.436(b)(4) and (b)(5) has been changed to specify that a parent involved in a due process hearing has the right to receive a written or electronic verbatim transcription of the hearing and a copy of the written findings of fact and decisions at no cost to the parent. The cost impact of this requirement is likely to be minimal because there are very few due process hearings under the Part C program. According to APR data submitted by States