IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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parent), does not reflect best practice. One commenter suggested that the definition of multidisciplinary reflect the language in the definition of IEP Team in 34 CFR 300.23 of the Part B regulations, which defines the IEP Team as a
“group” of individuals. Additional commenters interpreted
the definition of multidisciplinary to mean that one person could represent the entire IFSP Team and expressed concern that the definition, as written, would remove necessary checks and balances and may lead to potential conflicts of interest or decisions based on biased opinions. Additionally, commenters noted that changing this long- standing definition might create confusion for both families and service providers. Commenters requested that the definition be modified to ensure that multiple perspectives are included on each IFSP Team and adequate representation is not hampered or constrained on any given IFSP Team by an individual who is qualified in more than one discipline or profession. A few other commenters requested that the definition of multidisciplinary in
current §303.17 be retained.
Some commenters were concerned that multidisciplinary teams are the only types of teams referenced in the regulations and that the regulations do not acknowledge that other types of teams, including but not limited to