RULE 281-120.301 - Public awareness program-information for parents

RULE 281-120.301. Public awareness program-information for parents

(1) Preparation and dissemination. In accordance with rule 281-120.116 (34CFR303), the system must include a public awareness program that requires the department to:

a. Prepare information on the availability of early intervention services under this chapter, and other services, as described in subrule 120.301(2) and disseminate to all primary referral sources (especially hospitals and physicians) the information to be given to parents of infants and toddlers, especially parents with premature infants or infants with other physical risk factors associated with learning or developmental complications; and

b. Adopt procedures for assisting the primary referral sources described in subrule 120.303(3) in disseminating the information described in subrule 120.301(2) to parents of infants and toddlers with disabilities.

(2) Information to be provided. The information required to be prepared and disseminated under subrule 120.301(1) must include:

a. A description of the availability of Early ACCESS services under this chapter;

b. A description of the child find system and how to refer a child under the age of three for an evaluation or early intervention services; and

c. A central directory, as described in rule 281-120.117 (34CFR303).

(3) Information specific to toddlers with disabilities. The public awareness program also must include a requirement that the department provide for informing parents of toddlers with disabilities of the availability of services under Section 619 of the Act not fewer than 90 days prior to the toddler's third birthday.

(ARC 0100C, IAB 4/18/12, effective 5/23/12)

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