IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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appropriate, in §§303.113, 303.321, and 303.340 regarding
multidisciplinary evaluations, assessments, and IFSP Teams.
Concerning adding a reference to transdisciplinary or interdisciplinary, the term multidisciplinary is consistent with section 635(a)(3) of the Act, regarding the requirement that the Part C statewide system must include a timely, comprehensive, multidisciplinary evaluation of the functioning of each infant or toddler with a disability in the State. Transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary are specific team models. Multidisciplinary teams could be
based on these models as long as the team meets the State’s
definition of multidisciplinary and the State’s definition
meets both statutory and regulatory requirements in this part. Thus, referencing specific team models in the regulatory definition of multidisciplinary is not necessary.
Changes: We have revised the definition of
multidisciplinary in §303.24 to add paragraphs (a) and (b)
and clarified in paragraph (b) that the IFSP Team in
§303.340, must include the involvement of the parent and
two or more individuals from separate disciplines or professions and one of these individuals must be the
service coordinator (consistent with §303.343(a)(1)(iv)).
We also have added cross-references in §303.24(a) and (b)