The regulations are over 900 pages long and will take effect soon.
What are some of the important changes?
- Referral Timeline: Referral for early intervention must be made as soon as possible, and no more than seven days after the child has been identified.
- Evaluation Timeline: Initial evaluations and first IFSP meeting must occur within 45-days of a referral to early intervention.
- Transition Plan: IFSP must include a transition plan at least 90 days before the transition from early intervention but no more than 9 months before. The IFSP must ensure a "smooth transition."