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What difference do they make the new part c regs and ehdi

What Difference Do They Make? The New Part C Regs and EHDI

2012 EHDI Conference

Sharon S. Ringwalt, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC), Mid-South Regional Resource Center (MSRRC), and

Temporary Assignment to CDC EHDI Team


New part c regulations
New Part C Regulations

  • Until September 2011, the IDEA 2004 federal statute had regulations for Part B

    • Part C regulations were from IDEA 1997; released in 1999

  • New Part C regulations released September 28, 2011

    • Became effective October 28, 2011; implementation by July 1, 2012

    • States must revise their policies and procedures to align with the new Regs

    • Many states currently are undergoing a period of public comment on their revised P & P


Process for new part c regulations
Process for New Part C Regulations

  • Potential revisions to Part C regulations proposed in May 2007

  • The public had an opportunity to comment on the potential revisions

  • Public comments compiled

  • OSEP accepted or rejected comments; amended some potential regulations

  • OSEP released the new Part C regulations, with their comments on the comments, 9/28/11 - http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-09-28/pdf/2011-22783.pdf


Resources on the new regulations
Resources on the New Regulations

  • OSEP webinar: Information, Implementation, and Implications: http://osep-part-c.tadnet.org/materials

  • YouTube video of AlexaPosny, Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)on the major changes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4dwwRIumSA

  • CEC and ITCA’s side-by-side comparison of old and new regulations: http://dec-sped.org/PolicyAdvocacy/IDEA_Part_C_Changes

  • ASHA’s analysis: http://www.asha.org/uploadedFiles/Analysis-2011-IDEA-Part-C-Final-Regulations.pdf#search=%22Part%22


Pre referral referral and post referral activities
Pre-referral, Referral, and Post-referral Activities

  • Pre-referral Activities

    • Public Awareness Program (preparation & dissemination of materials)

    • Comprehensive Child Find System (components, and coordination efforts)

  • Referral Activities

    • Referral Procedures

    • At-risk Infants and Toddlers

    • Primary Referral Sources


Pre referral referral and post referral activities1
Pre-referral, Referral, and Post-referral Activities

  • Post-referral Activities

    • Post Referral 45-day Timeline & Exceptions

    • Screening

    • Evaluation of the Child

    • Assessment of the Child and Family

  • Determination of not eligible

  • Service Coordination Services

  • Development, Review, and Implementation of the IFSP

  • Model IFSP

  • Early Intervention Services


Early childhood transition
Early Childhood Transition

  • Transition Notification to the SEA and LEA

  • Transition Conference and Transition Plan

  • Transition Plan & Model IFSP

  • OSEP Checklist – Transition Agreements


Procedural safeguards parent s and children s confidentiality rights dispute resolution
Procedural Safeguards, Parent’s and Children’s Confidentiality Rights & Dispute Resolution

  • Procedural Safeguards Overview

  • Parent’s right to consent & prior written notice, Surrogate parents

  • Confidentiality Rights: Right to consent to disclosure of personally identifiable information, Right to inspect and review records & general rules about transmission of records

  • Dispute Resolution Options: State Complaint Procedures, Mediation, & Due Process


What do these mean for us
What do these mean for Confidentiality Rights & Dispute ResolutionUS?

  • EHDI Coordinators

  • Audiologists

  • Speech-Language Pathologists

  • Other EI Providers

  • Children and Their Families


Pre referral procedures
Pre-referral Procedures Confidentiality Rights & Dispute Resolution

  • Seven-day requirement

  • Comprehensive child-find system

  • Child Find Coordination with EHDI


Post referral procedures
Post-Referral Procedures Confidentiality Rights & Dispute Resolution

  • Screening, Evaluation, & Assessment: Screening Procedures

  • Screening, Evaluation, & Assessment: Evaluation & Assessment of the Child and Family

    • Clarification of definitions: Evaluation & Assessment

  • Eligibility

    • At-risk infant or toddler


Individual family service plan
Individual Family Service Plan Confidentiality Rights & Dispute Resolution

  • Services in Natural Environment

  • EIS Providers

  • Transition

    • Notification

    • Conference

    • Plan


Individual family service plan1
Individual Family Service Plan Confidentiality Rights & Dispute Resolution

  • Assistive Technology

  • Native Language

  • Transportation and related costs


Questions comments
Questions? Comments? Confidentiality Rights & Dispute Resolution


For more information, please e-mail Confidentiality Rights & Dispute [email protected] Or visit These websites: www.nectac.orgor http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/hearingloss/index.html or http://idea.ed.gov/part-c/search/new


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