IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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§303.344(d)(1) requires that each IFSP include a statement
of the specific early intervention services based on peer- reviewed research (to the extent practicable) that are necessary to meet the unique needs for the child and the family to achieve the measurable results or outcomes identified in the IFSP. Using the standard recommended by the commenter could limit the breadth of early intervention service options in a manner inconsistent with these provisions. Thus, we have not revised the language in
§303.13(d) as requested by the commenter.
Comment: One commenter requested that the Department add
language to §303.13(d) to provide that families have the
option to identify in the IFSP medical and other services that the child or family needs or is receiving through other sources, but that are neither required nor funded under Part C of the Act.
Discussion: Section 303.344(e) provides for the IFSP Team to identify in the IFSP medical and other services that the child or family needs or is receiving through other sources, but that are neither required nor funded under Part C of the Act. Thus, making the change requested by the commenter is not necessary.