§ 14.154. IEP.

 (a)  An IEP is a written plan for the provision of appropriate early intervention services to an eligible young child, including services to enable the family to enhance the young child’s development. The IEP shall be based on and be responsive to the results of the evaluation.

 (b)  Notwithstanding the requirements incorporated by reference, the IEP team shall include:

   (1)  At least one special education teacher or special education provider.

   (2)  An agency representative familiar with appropriate activities for preschool children and knowledgeable about the availability of the resources of the early intervention agency. With regard to the adoption of 34 CFR 300.344(a)(4) (relating to IEP team), the agency representative shall be qualified to provide or supervise the provision of specially designed instruction to meet the needs of children with disabilities. This could include a preschool supervisor or service coordinator or designee of the early intervention agency.

 (c)  With parental consent, the IEP must include a section on family services, which provides for appropriate services to assist the family in supporting the eligible young child’s development.

 (d)  Notwithstanding the requirements incorporated by reference, the following time lines govern the preparation and implementation of IEPs:

   (1)  The IEP of each eligible young child shall be implemented as soon as possible, but no later than 14 calendar days after the completion of the IEP.

   (2)  The IEP of each eligible young child shall be reviewed by the IEP team at least annually.

 (e)  For children who are within 1 year of transition to a program for school age students, the IEP must contain goals and objectives which address the transition process.

 (f)  Progress indicators include, but are not limited to, IEP annotation, dated progress and documented parental feedback.

 (g)  If an eligible young child moves from one early intervention agency to another in this Commonwealth, the new early intervention agency shall implement the existing IEP to the extent possible or shall provide services and programs specified in an interim IEP agreed to by the parents until a new IEP is developed and implemented or until the completion of due process proceedings under this chapter.

 (h)  Every eligible young child receiving special education and related services provided for in the IEP developed prior to July 1, 2008, shall continue to receive the special education and related services under that IEP subject to the terms, limitations and conditions set forth in law.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  14.154 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 §  14.154 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 (279591) and (279592).

Cross References

   This section cited in 22 Pa. Code §  14.151 (relating to purpose).



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