IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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developmental delay,’ ... applies to a condition if it
typically results in developmental delay. Examples of these conditions include chromosomal abnormalities; genetic or congenital disorders; severe sensory impairments, including hearing and vision; inborn errors of metabolism; disorders reflecting disturbance of the development of the nervous system; congenital infections; disorders secondary to exposure to toxic substances, including fetal alcohol syndrome; and severe attachment disorders.
The reference to “severe attachment disorders,” which was
included in Note 1, was inadvertently omitted from proposed
§303.21(a)(2)(ii) and we have added it to §303.21(a)(2)(ii)
as an example of a diagnosed condition that has a high probability of resulting in developmental delay.
Concerning the commenter’s request that the qualifier
“severe” be deleted from the phrase “sensory impairments,”
in §303.21(a)(2)(ii), we agree with the commenter that even
a mild sensory impairment may result in developmental delay and have revised the definition accordingly.
Concerning the commenter’s request that we clarify
that the definition of infant or toddler with a disability does not require that the infant or toddler with a
disability have a severe or chronic condition, §303.21