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13a.13.01.00.htm 13A.13.01.00. Title 13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION Subtitle 13 MARYLAND INFANTS AND TODDLERS PROGRAM Chapter 01 Provision of Early Intervention Services to Infants and Toddlers and Their Families Authority: Education Article, §8-416, Annotated Code of Maryland Federal Regulatory Reference: 34 CFR 99, 300, 303
13a.13.01.01.htm 13A.13.01.01. 01 Purpose.. The purpose of this chapter is to implement Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 34 CFR 303, and Education Article, Title 8, Subtitle 4, Annotated Code of Maryland, which assure the provision of services for all eligible infants and toddlers, birth until the beginning of the school year following the child’s fourth birthday, and their families, in accordance with the child’s Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)
13a.13.01.02.htm 13A.13.01.02. 02 Scope.. This chapter applies to the Department and other State or local public agencies that participate in the local interagency system of services that provide early intervention services to eligible infants and toddlers, birth until the beginning of the school year following the child’s fourth birthday, and their families, in accordance with the child’s Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) consistent with the Act and 34 CFR §303.
13a.13.01.03.htm 13A.13.01.03. 03 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Act” means the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act as amended, 20 U.S.C. §1400 et seq.. 2) “Adjusted age” means, for children born before 37 weeks gestation, the number of weeks born prematurely subtracted from the infant’s chronological age. An infant’s adjusted age is used until the infant’s adjusted age is 12 months.3) “Annual evaluation” me
13a.13.01.04.htm 13A.13.01.04. 04 Referral and Screening.. A. Referral.. 1) A local lead agency shall identify a single point of entry which shall:. a) Coordinate all major child find efforts, consistent with 34 CFR §303.302 and COMAR 13A.13.02.04B; andb) Be available for use by primary referral sources and others who suspect developmental delay in an infant or toddler.2) A local lead agency shall require the referral of a child younger than 3 years old who:.
13a.13.01.05.htm 13A.13.01.05. 05 Evaluation and Assessment.. A. Evaluation Procedures.. 1) A local lead agency shall ensure:. a) A child receives a timely, comprehensive, multidisciplinary evaluation, consistent with 34 CFR §303.321, 303.322, and 303.420(a)2)b) A parent provides consent before conducting each evaluation and assessment of a child, consistent with 34 CFR §303.321(1) and Regulation .12 of this chapter; andc) Evaluations are administered by qualified personnel.. 2) In conducting an evalu
13a.13.01.06.htm 13A.13.01.06. 06 Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) Team.. A. IFSP Team Members.. 1) A local lead agency shall ensure the initial IFSP team meeting and the annual IFSP team meeting to evaluate the IFSP of an infant or toddler with a disability shall be multidisciplinary and include the following participants:a) The parents of the child;. b) The service coordinator who:. i) Has worked with the family since the initial referral of the child; or.
13a.13.01.07.htm 13A.13.01.07. 07 Development and Review of the IFSP.. A. The initial meeting to develop an IFSP for a child evaluated for the first time and determined to be eligible shall be conducted within the 45 days of the referral consistent with 34 CFR §303.310 and Regulation .05 of this chapter.B. Maryland IFSP Process.. 1) The Maryland Infants and Toddlers Program shall provide each local lead agency electronic access to the Maryland IFSP.2) Each local lead agency shall:.
13a.13.01.08.htm 13A.13.01.08. 08 Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) Document.. A. The IFSP shall include:. 1) A statement of the child’s present levels of physical development, including:. a) Vision;. b) Hearing;. c) Health status;. d) Cognitive development;. e) Communication development;. f) Social or emotional development; and. g) Adaptive development;. 2) A statement of the family’s concerns, priorities, and resources related to enhancing the development of the child as identified through assessment,
13a.13.01.09.htm 13A.13.01.09. 09 Transition.. A. Notification to the Local School System.. 1) The Maryland Infants and Toddlers Program shall inform a local school system of potentially eligible children, 2 years old or older, who reside in the jurisdiction served by the local school system.2) The notification shall be provided electronically on the secure server, within a given timeframe determined by the Maryland Infants and Toddlers Program.3) A local lead agency is not required to conduct
13a.13.01.10.htm 13A.13.01.10. 10 Procedural Safeguards ― General Provisions.. A. Procedural Safeguards Notice.. 1) The local lead agency shall provide a copy of the procedural safeguards to the parents of an infant or toddler with a disability, with prior written notice, in accordance with 34 CFR §303.421(b)3)2) The procedural safeguards notice shall include:. a) Confidentiality of personally identifiable information and early intervention record, in accordance with 34 CFR §303.401―303.417;
13a.13.01.11.htm 13A.13.01.11. 11 Procedural Safeguards ― Prior Written Notice.. A. General. Consistent with 34 CFR §303.421, a local lead agency shall provide a parent prior written notice a reasonable time before the local lead agency or an EIS provider proposes, or refuses, to initiate or change the identification, evaluation, or placement of their infant or toddler, or the provision of early intervention services to the infant or toddler with a disability and that infant’s or toddler’s family.
13a.13.01.12.htm 13A.13.01.12. 12 Procedural Safeguards ― Consent.. A. The local lead agency shall ensure parental consent is obtained before:. 1) Administering screening procedures under 34 CFR §303.320 that are used to determine whether a child is suspected of having a disability;2) All evaluations and assessments of a child are conducted, consistent with 34 CFR §303.321 and Regulation .05 of this chapter;3) Early intervention services are provided to the child;. 4) Public benefits or ins
13a.13.01.13.htm 13A.13.01.13. 13 Procedural Safeguards ― Surrogate Parents.. A. General.. 1) A local lead agency shall ensure the rights of a child are protected when:. a) No parent can be identified;. b) The lead agency or other public agency, after reasonable efforts, cannot locate a parent; or. c) The child is a ward of the State.. 2) A lead agency shall consult with the public agency assigned care of the child for children who are wards of the State or placed in foster care.3) If a child is a ward o
13a.13.01.14.htm 13A.13.01.14. 14 Procedural Safeguards ― Dispute Resolution.. A. Written State Complaint Procedures. The Department shall receive and resolve any early intervention State complaint filed by any party regarding any violation of Part C of the Act in accordance with 34 CFR §303.432―303.434, and COMAR 13A.05.01.15A.B. Mediation. Any party may request mediation to resolve a dispute involving any matter related to the provision of early intervention services, including matters arising prio
13a.13.01.9999.htm 13A.13.01.9999. Administrative History Effective date: June 24, 1991 (18:12 Md. R. 1327). Regulations .02, .03, .05, .07―09, and .11―13 amended as an emergency provision effective October 26, 1993 (20:23 Md. R. 1793) emergency status extended at 21:8 Md. R. 664; adopted permanently effective July 4, 1994 (21:13 Md. R. 1154) ―COMAR 01.04.01 transferred to COMAR 13A.13.01 effective November 1997. Regulation .02B amended effective January 20, 2003 (30:1 Md. R. 27). Regulation .08A amended e
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