Part 8- Public Awareness and the Referral System


Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that each State have a early intervention system that includes well-advertised processes for finding, referring, and (as appropriate) evaluating babies and toddlers suspected of having (or known to have) a developmental delay or disability. Having such a system includes:

  • operating a public awareness program so that residents of the State know that early intervention services are available to help eligible infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities; and
  • providing a referral system by which children may be referred to the Part C system for evaluation.

The focus of this article is on both of these critical components in the State’s early intervention system.

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