IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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(2)(ii) because mild hearing losses can result in developmental delays. One commenter suggested that we clarify that the definition of infant or toddler with a
disability in §303.21(a)(2) does not require that the
infant or toddler with a disability have a severe or chronic condition and that the definition includes at-risk infants and toddlers.
Another commenter requested that we revise §303.21 to
provide that a State’s definition of infant or toddler with
a disability can include, at the State’s discretion,
children with disabilities who are eligible for services under section 619 of the Act and previously were served under Part C of the Act until such children enter, or are eligible to enter, kindergarten. Another commenter was concerned that services will be denied to children transitioning between Part C of the Act and Part B of the Act during the summer months despite the requirements in
§303.21(c) and the definition of child in §303.6.
Discussion: The examples of diagnosed conditions that have a high probability of resulting in developmental delay
listed in §303.21(a)(2)(ii) were taken from Note 1
following current §303.16, which states:
The phrase ‘a diagnosed physical or mental condition
that has a high probability of resulting in