34 CFR § 303.302 - Comprehensive child find system.
(a) General. Each system must include a comprehensive child find system that -
(2) Includes a system for making referrals to lead agencies or EIS providers under this part that -
(i) Includes timelines; and
(ii) Provides for participation by the primary referral sources described in § 303.303(c);
(3) Ensures rigorous standards for appropriately identifying infants and toddlers with disabilities for early intervention services under this part that will reduce the need for future services; and
(4) Meets the requirements in paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section and §§ 303.303, 303.310, 303.320, and 303.321.
(1) All infants and toddlers with disabilities in the State who are eligible for early intervention services under this part are identified, located, and evaluated, including -
(i) Indian infants and toddlers with disabilities residing on a reservation geographically located in the State (including coordination, as necessary, with tribes, tribal organizations, and consortia to identify infants and toddlers with disabilities in the State based, in part, on the information provided by them to the lead agency under § 303.731(e)(1)); and
(ii) Infants and toddlers with disabilities who are homeless, in foster care, and wards of the State; and
(iii) Infants and toddlers with disabilities that are referenced in § 303.303(b); and
(i) Is coordinated with all other major efforts to locate and identify children by other State agencies responsible for administering the various education, health, and social service programs relevant to this part, including Indian tribes that receive payments under this part, and other Indian tribes, as appropriate; and
(ii) Is coordinated with the efforts of the -
(A) Program authorized under part B of the Act;
(B) Maternal and Child Health program, including the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program, under Title V of the Social Security Act, as amended, (MCHB or Title V) (42 U.S.C. 701(a));
(D) Programs under the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 15001 et seq.);
(G) Child protection and child welfare programs, including programs administered by, and services provided through, the foster care agency and the State agency responsible for administering the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) (42 U.S.C. 5106(a));
(H) Child care programs in the State;
(J) Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) systems (42 U.S.C. 280g-1) administered by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC); and
(i) There will not be unnecessary duplication of effort by the programs identified in paragraph (c)(1)(ii) of this section; and
(ii) The State will make use of the resources available through each public agency and EIS provider in the State to implement the child find system in an effective manner.
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