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What early intervention providers and families
need to know about developing and implementing IFSPs with families
Legal Requirements for Developing and Implementing IFSPs with
Families, the first session in Module 2, is part of a tutorial
about the IFSP process developed by the Maryland State Department of Education
for early intervention providers, and interested readers.
Other sessions available:
The following topics are covered in Legal Requirements for Developing
and Implementing IFSPs with Families:
Page 2 - What
is an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)?
Page 3 - What
IFSP requirements must the state and local lead agencies meet to support
a statewide system of early intervention?
Page 4 & 5 - What
must be included on an IFSP?
Page 6 - What
type of IFSP meetings must be held, and how often?
Page 7 - Who
participates in IFSP meetings?
Page 8 - How
should IFSP meetings be conducted?
Page 9 - What
are the timelines for developing an IFSP and delivering IFSP supports/services?
Page 10 - What
does the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) say about
Page 11 - What
are early intervention services for families and children?
Page 12 - Can
early intervention supports/services be provided before evaluation and
assessment are completed?
Page 13 - Where
must early intervention supports/services be provided?
Page 14 - What
is the role of early intervention providers?
Page 15 - What
is service coordination and what is the role of service coordinators?
Page 16 - What
is informed consent from parents?
Page 17 &18 - How
must parental rights be safeguarded during development and implementation
of a family’s IFSP?
Page 19 & 20 -
What safeguards do parents have to resolve
disputes regarding early intervention evaluation and services?
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