Purpose of the early intervention program for infants and toddlers with disabilities.
The purpose of this part is to provide financial assistance to States to—
Maintain and implement a statewide, comprehensive, coordinated, multidisciplinary, interagency system of early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families;
Facilitate the coordination of payment for early intervention services from Federal, State, local, and private sources (including public and private insurance coverage);
Enhance the States' capacity to provide quality early intervention services and expand and improve existing early intervention services being provided to infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families; and
Enhance the capacity of State and local agencies and service providers to identify, evaluate, and meet the needs of historically underrepresented populations, particularly minority, low-income, inner-city, and rural populations.
20 U.S.C. 1431
[58 FR 40959, July 30, 1993, as amended at 63 FR 18293, Apr. 14, 1998; 64 FR 12535, Mar. 12, 1999]