Overview of IDEA part C
- Department of Education provides links to IDEA Regulations Part C in MS Word and PDF.
- Department of Education “one-stop shop” for resources related to Part C. This site will grow and have “searchable versions of IDEA and the regulations.” For now the opening page is a quick summary of the basics of Part C, and the “Statutes” tab has the text of amendments to IDEA.
- Wrightslaw provides a great overview of the basics of IDEA part C with good definitions. This site also has links in the text to many other resources. The topics it goes over include: What is early intervention, Natural Environments, Part C of IDEA Articles, Caselaw, Publications, Resources, Organizations. Wrightslaw does provide regulations of Part C under IDEA, but does not have an updated 2011 version.
- PACER Center has produced a guide to “Understanding the Early Intervention Process“.
- NICHCY provides resources for babies and toddlers, también en español. Links to overview of:
- early intervention
- parent participation
- services in your state for infants and toddlers
- writing the IFSP for your child
- effective practices in early intervention
- who’s who in early intervention
- Transition to preschool
- Advocates for Children of New York has a basic outline of steps to take.
- “Zero to Three” website provides “Tips for Your Child’s Developmental Assessment“.
California’s Early Start Program
- Home page
- What is Early Start? is a document answering seven basic questions answered about CA’s early intervention services.
- Early Start- Federal and State Statutes and Regulations. At the bottom of the page has links to Government Code and Title 17 Regulations.
- Early Start and CA, an overview (PDF).
- This page has three PDF’s on Early Start, two of which are also available in Spanish.
- California’s Early Start Program for Infants and Toddlers
- Early intervention Programs
- Prevention Program for Infants and Toddlers
Transition (part C to D)
- Basics of transition with two links at the bottom about “Transition Practices in Early Childhood.” The first link is a video to help understand transition.
- PACER Center produced a PDF discussing transition.
- Overview of transition with link to “Transition Booklet” where there are multiple links leading to pages like: “tips to make the transition process successful” and “transition resources.”
- NICHCY’s Transition to preschool. This page contains links to resources answering many question parents may have during a transition.
- Under three subheadings (Early Childhood Transition Requirements, Transition Processes: Tools and Needs Assessments, and Initiative Activities) NECTAC provides a page with multiple links to documents that help in the process of transition.
Coordination with Other Services
- List of resources off of pacer’s website that leads to early childhood links. These links are categorized in two groups: National and Minnesota (Pacer is the Minnesota Parent Training and Information Center).
- The IDEA Infant and Toddler Coordinators Association partners.