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Recorded Webinar - October 16, 2012

Part C State Plan Public Hearing #2

The second of two webinar public hearings on the proposed changes to the Part C State Plan of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  (The first hearing was held on October 10th.) The purpose of the hearings is to receive comments from persons interested in early intervention services for children ages birth to three years.

The Office of Special Education is proposing changes to the State regulations implementing Part C (birth to three years) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). These are the regulations that govern the First Steps Early Intervention Program.  These regulations also include requirements for transition from Part C (First Steps) to Part B (Early Childhood Special Education), including Local Educational Agency (LEA) notification, timelines for the conference with the LEA, and required actions for late referrals to First Steps.

Please review the proposed changes to the regulations and a changes chart identifying the content changes.

Written public comments on the proposed changes in state regulations may be submitted during the webinars or through the following methods until the close of business on November 30, 2012.

You may send your comments via email (Attn: Pam Schroeder); Fax: Attn: Pam Schroeder, (573) 526-4404; or mail them to:

           Office of Special Education
           Attn: Pam Schroeder

           P.O. Box 480

Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480

System Points of Entry (SPOE) directors, Service Coordinators, Service Providers, State Interagency Coordinating Council (SICC) members, Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) teachers and administrators, and Special Education directors should view this webinar.

Presented by Pam Schroeder, Assistant Director, Special Education Compliance, Part C.

If you experience trouble during the webinar, first read through our help guide, and if assistance is still needed,

call (573) 751-5739.


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