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RULE 12 CCR 2509-10

 

7.900  EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM

 

The Early Intervention Program shall provide services for an infant or toddler, birth through two (2) years of age, with a developmental delay or disability and his or her family through a statewide, comprehensive, coordinated, multidisciplinary, interagency system of early intervention services.

A.  The Early Intervention Program shall provide services consistent with the following requirements:

1.  The Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.) Title 27, Article 10.5, Sections 701 et seq.

2.  The Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.) Title 10, Article 16, Sections 102(46) and 104(1.3).

3.  The Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.) Title 22, Article 20, Sections 103 and 118.

4.  The United States Code (U.S.C.), Title 20, Parts 1232, as amended January 2, 2013, 1401, 1419, 1431-1441 (the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004), U.S.C. Title 42, Part 1320, as amended (the Public Health Service Act), and Title 42, Part 9801 (the Head Start Act), and Title 42, Part 11431, as amended (McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act) published by Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives, which are incorporated by reference; no later amendments or editions are included. These documents are for sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 20402 and can be found at www.gpo.gov. The documents may also be examined at any state publications depository library and at the Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Early Childhood, Division of Community and Family Support, 1575 Sherman Street, Denver, Colorado 80203.

5.  The Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.), Title 34, Part 303 published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration, which is incorporated by reference; no later amendments or editions are included. The document is for sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 20402 and can be found on the Government Printing Office website at www.gpo.gov. The document may also be examined at any state publications depository library and at the Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Early Childhood, Division of Community and Family Support, 1575 Sherman Street, Denver, Colorado 80203.

6.  The General Education Provisions Act (GEPA), Section 427 of the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994 that applies to applicants for new grant awards under the federal Department of Education which is incorporated by reference; no later amendments or editions are included. The document is for sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 20402, and can be found on the Government Printing Office website at www.gpo.gov. The document may also be examined at any state publications depository library and at the Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Early Childhood, Division of Community and Family Support, 1575 Sherman Street, Denver, Colorado 80203.

B.  The Early Intervention Program shall design services to meet the developmental needs of an eligible infant or toddler and the needs of his or her family related to functional outcomes to enhance the child's development in the domains of adaptive development, cognitive development, communication development, physical development (including vision and hearing), and, social emotional development.

C.  Based on the unique needs of each child, early intervention services shall be delivered through a combination of individualized intervention methods and strategies designed to:

1.  Enhance the capacity of a parent or other caregiver to support a child's well-being, development, and learning; and,

2.  Support full participation of a child in his or her community; and,

3.  Meet a child's developmental needs within the context of the concerns and priorities of his or her family.

D.  All available resources that pay for early intervention services shall be identified and coordinated, including, but not limited to, federal, state, local, and private sources.

E.  A system for the resolution of intra- and inter-agency disputes shall be used.

F.  Formal interagency operating agreements, as needed, shall be developed to facilitate the development and implementation of a statewide, comprehensive, coordinated, multidisciplinary, interagency system of early intervention services.

G.  A statewide system for compiling data on the early intervention services shall be used to comply with state and federal reporting requirements.

 

Procedure - Early Intervention Program Response to Interagency Disputes

 

The Department is responsible for a quick response to disputes among agencies regarding the provision of, or payment for, early intervention services to an infant or toddler.  The procedures for resolution of interagency disputes are articulated in the Memorandum of Understanding.

 

 

 

Other Early Intervention Program Documents

"Memorandum of Understanding" (Appendix A)

"A Family Overview:  Colorado's Early Intervention System at a Glance"

"Family Guide Book I:  Referral and Eligibility for Colorado Early Intervention Services"

"Family Guide Book II:  Individualized Family Service Plan and Orientation to Early

      Intervention Services"

"A Family Guide to the Coordinated System of Payments for Early Intervention Services" (Appendix E)



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