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ERIC Number: ED509414
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
Developmental Delay as an Eligibility Category. Concept Paper
Division for Early Childhood, Council for Exceptional Children
This concept paper was developed to address policies and practices for using developmental delay as a category of eligibility for young children. These policies and practices have evolved in response to changes in federal legislation and recommended practices in the field of early intervention and early childhood special education. The purpose of this paper is to provide an update of the 1991, 1996, and 2001 Division for Early Childhood (DEC) concept papers on the use of a developmental delay eligibility category for young children and to make recommendations for policy and practice.
Division for Early Childhood, Council for Exceptional Children. 27 Fort Missoula Road Suite 2, Missoula, MT 59804. Tel: 406-543-0872; Fax: 406-543-0887; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Division for Early Childhood
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act