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Comment: Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 2013

In comments to the Office of the State Superintendent for Education (OSSE), Children’s Law Center says a proposed policy manual could be a useful tool for families in understanding the legal requirements of Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, but recommends some revisions to three aspects of the policy. Read the full comments.

Children’s Law Center recommends:

  • extending the definition of diagnosed condition to match DE and federal regulations, as well as the DC Early Intervention Program’s list of established conditions in its existing policy guidance
  • extending the policy’s proposed overly restrictive limitations on the use of informed clinical opinion to establish eligibility
  • adding explanation of an option to extend early intervention services past a child’s fourth birthday, which will go into effect next year