ERIC Number: ED459565
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-May-26
Maine Department of Education Regulation 180: Early Intervention and Special Education for Children Age Birth to under Age Six.
Maine State Dept. of Education, Augusta.
This document contains regulations governing the administration of the Childfind system for children age birth to under age 6, the provision of early intervention services to eligible children birth through two with disabilities and their families, and the provision of special education and related services to eligible children age 3 to under 6 with disabilities and their families living in Maine. Twelve sections contain provisions relating to: (1) the purpose of the early intervention and preschool program; (2) definitions of key early intervention and special education terms; (3) governance of the early intervention program, including the Interdepartmental Coordinating Council for Early Intervention; (4) administration of the early intervention program; (5) a statement of assurances; (6) the comprehensive Childfind system, child identification, qualifications of screeners, evaluators, and assessors, and billing procedures; (7) early childhood teams, parent participation, and early childhood team meeting documentation; (8) eligibility for services for children birth through age 2 and for children ages 3 through 5; (9) Individualized Family Service Programs and Individualized Education Programs; (10) early intervention and special education and related services; (11) provider qualifications and participation; and (12) procedural safeguards. (CR)
Descriptors: Classification, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Due Process, Early Identification, Early Intervention, Eligibility, Evaluation Methods, Individualized Education Programs, Individualized Family Service Plans, Infants, Legal Responsibility, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Referral, Related Services (Special Education), School Responsibility, Special Education, State Regulation, Student Evaluation, Student Rights, Toddlers
Maine State Dept. of Education, 23 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333. Tel: 207-624-6600; Web site: http://www.state.me.us/education.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maine State Dept. of Education, Augusta.
Identifiers - Location: Maine