IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary teams, are routinely used in determining services under Part C of the Act. The commenters suggested that all of these models should be included in the final regulatory definition to give teams the flexibility to choose the type of team model that best meets the needs of the individual situation.
Discussion: We agree with commenters’ concerns about the
definition of multidisciplinary in relation to the IFSP Team as it is important to ensure the involvement of the parent and two or more individuals, one of whom must be the
service coordinator (consistent with §303.343(a)(1)(iv)),
from separate disciplines or professions on the IFSP Team and have made this change. With respect to IFSP Team meetings, we believe it is important for the parent to be able to meet not only with the service coordinator (who may have conducted the evaluation and assessments), but also with another individual (whether that person is the service provider or another evaluator) to obtain input from two or more individuals representing at least two disciplines and
have revised §303.24 accordingly. We also have added a
reference to multidisciplinary in §303.340, regarding the
general provisions that apply to IFSP development, review,
and implementation. Thus, with these changes in §§303.24
and 303.340, the term multidisciplinary IFSP Team requires