ERIC Number: ED518916
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Missouri State Plan for Special Education: Regulations Implementing Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act First Steps Program
Nicastro, Chris L.
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
The State of Missouri has adopted the definitions in 34 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 303.5-303.24 of the Part C regulations and selected terms as defined in 34 CFR 77.1 and 74.3 for use in implementing the State's early intervention program. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is the lead agency responsible for ensuring the provision of early intervention services to eligible infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families consistent with 20U.S.C. 1471 et seq., and 34 CFR Part 303. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, as the lead agency, is the entity responsible for assigning financial responsibility among appropriate agencies. The Department is responsible for ensuring that the minimum components of a statewide system of early intervention services for eligible infants and toddlers and their families, as required by the United States Department of Education is established and maintained in the state. This paper presents the Missouri State Plan for special education. Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) Definitions are appended.
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Definitions, Disabilities, Toddlers, Infants, Special Education, Public Agencies, Early Childhood Education, Program Implementation, Educational Policy
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. P.O. Box 480, Jefferson City, MO 65102. Tel: 573-751-4212; Fax: 573-751-8613; Web site: http://dese.mo.gov/
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Preschool Education
Authoring Institution: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Identifiers - Location: Missouri
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part C