Assistive Technology for Infants and Toddlers With Disabilities: Who Will Pay? Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) addresses the provision of services to infants and toddlers with disabilities from birth through age 2. Each state establishes its own definition of the amount and extent of delay or disability that will qualify a young child for services ... Article
Article  |   April 01, 2009
Assistive Technology for Infants and Toddlers With Disabilities: Who Will Pay?
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  • Amy Goldman
    Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
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Augmentative & Alternative Communication / Special Populations / Early Identification & Intervention / School-Based Settings / Practice Management / Regulatory, Legislative & Advocacy / Articles
Article   |   April 01, 2009
Assistive Technology for Infants and Toddlers With Disabilities: Who Will Pay?
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, April 2009, Vol. 18, 33-35. doi:10.1044/aac18.1.33
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, April 2009, Vol. 18, 33-35. doi:10.1044/aac18.1.33
Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) addresses the provision of services to infants and toddlers with disabilities from birth through age 2. Each state establishes its own definition of the amount and extent of delay or disability that will qualify a young child for services under the state's Part C system. Part C provides for federal grants to states to assist each state in implementing and maintaining a statewide, comprehensive, coordinated, multidisciplinary, interagency system to provide early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. The statewide system must include, at no cost to the family, assessment/evaluation and the development of an individualized family service plan (IFSP) that documents the early intervention services necessary to meet the needs of the infant or toddler and their family,
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