GENERAL PROVISIONS


§ 14.101. Definitions.

 In addition to the definitions in § §  14.102 and 14.103 (relating to purposes; and terminology related to Federal regulations), the following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   Act—The Early Intervention Services System Act (11 P. S. § §  875-101—875-503).

   Agency—A school entity, approved private school, State-operated program or facility or other public (excluding charter schools and cyber charter schools under Article XVII-A of the School Code (24 P. S. § §  17-1701-A—17-1751-A)) or private organization providing educational services to children with disabilities or providing early intervention services.

   Age of beginners—The minimum age established by the school district board of directors for admission to the district’s first grade under §  11.15 (relating to admission of beginners).

   Developmental areas—Cognitive, communicative, physical, social/emotional and self-help.

   Developmental delay—A child who is less than the age of beginners and at least 3 years of age is considered to have a developmental delay when one of the following exists:

     (i)   The child’s score, on a developmental assessment device, on an assessment instrument which yields a score in months, indicates that the child is delayed by 25% of the child’s chronological age in one or more developmental areas.

     (ii)   The child is delayed in one or more of the developmental areas, as documented by test performance of 1.5 standard deviations below the mean on standardized tests.

   ESY—Extended school year.

   Early intervention agency—A school entity or licensed provider that has entered into a mutually agreed upon written arrangement (MAWA) with the Department to provide early intervention services to eligible young children in accordance with the act.

   Early intervention services—As defined in section 103 of the act (11 P. S. §  875-103).

   Eligible young child—A child who is less than the age of beginners and at least 3 years of age and who meets the criteria in 34 CFR 300.8 (relating to child with a disability).

   IEP—Individualized education program.

   IST—Instructional support team.

   MDT—Multidisciplinary team.

   Mutually agreed-upon written arrangement—As defined in section 103 of the act.

   Parent—The term as defined in 34 CFR 300.30 (relating to parent) and also includes individuals appointed as foster parents under 55 Pa. Code §  3700.4 (relating to definitions).

   School Code—The Public School Code of 1949 (24 P. S. § §  1-101—27-2702).

   School entity—A local public education provider such as a school district, area vocational-technical school or intermediate unit but excluding charter schools and cyber charter schools under Article XVII-A of the School Code.

   Student with a disability—A child of school age who meets the criteria in 34 CFR 300.8 (relating to child with a disability).

Authority

   The provisions of this §  14.101 amended under sections 1372 and 2603-B of the Public School Code of 1949 (24 P. S. 13-1372 and 26-2603-B).

Source

   The provisions of this §  14.101 adopted June 8, 2001, effective June 9, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 3021; amended June 27, 2008, effective July 1, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 3575. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (334873) to (334874).

Cross References

   This section cited in 22 Pa.B. §  10.2 (relating to definitions); 22 Pa.B. §  49.1 (relating to definitions); 55 Pa.B. §  3270.4 (relating to definitions); 55 Pa.B. §  3280.4 (relating to definitions); and 55 Pa.B. §  3290.4 (relating to definitions).



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