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Subject: Update on the Missouri Part C State Plan

Source: Pam Thomas, Coordinator, First Steps Program

Intended Audience: System Points of Entry (SPOE) directors, Service Coordinators, Service Providers, State Interagency Coordinating Council (SICC) members, Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) teachers and administrators, Special Education directors

Date: January 23, 2013

At the State Board of Education meeting on January 22, 2013, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of Special Education proposed changes to the Missouri Part C State Plan.  These are the regulations that govern the First Steps Early Intervention Program.

The changes were approved by the State Board of Education as proposed by Department staff.  Although approved by the State Board of Education, the Missouri Part C State Plan will not be final until the state rulemaking process has been completed, which is tentatively scheduled for June 1, 2013.

A copy of the proposed Missouri Part C State Plan that was approved on January 22, 2013, is available on the web at: http://dese.mo.gov/se/stateplan/index.html click on Proposed 2012 Version - Approved January 2013.