§ 4226.72. Procedures for IFSP development, review and evaluation.

 (a)  For a child who has been evaluated for the first time and determined to be eligible for early intervention services, a meeting to develop the initial IFSP shall be conducted within the 45-day time period in §  4226.24(g) (relating to comprehensive child find system).

 (b)  A review of the IFSP for an infant or toddler with a disability and the infant or toddler’s family shall be conducted every 6 months, or more frequently if conditions warrant or if the family requests such a review. The review may be conducted by a meeting or by another means, such as conference call or written reports, that is acceptable to the parent and other participants. The purpose of the review is to determine:

   (1)  The degree to which progress toward achieving the outcomes is being made.

   (2)  Whether modification or revision of the outcomes or services is necessary.

 (c)  A meeting shall be conducted at least annually to evaluate the IFSP for an infant or toddler with a disability and the infant or toddler’s family and, as appropriate, to revise its provisions. The results of current evaluations conducted under §  4226.61 (relating to MDE), and other information available from the ongoing assessment of the infant or toddler and family, shall be used in determining what services are needed and will be provided.

 (d)  IFSP meetings shall be conducted as follows:

   (1)  In settings and at times that are convenient to the family.

   (2)  In the native language of the parent, unless it is clearly not feasible to do so.

   (3)  In a manner that ensures that the early intervention services to be provided to an infant or toddler with a disability are selected in collaboration with the parent.

 (e)  IFSP meeting arrangements shall be made with, and written notice provided to, the family and other participants early enough before the meeting date to ensure that they will be able to attend, but no later than 5 days before the scheduled meeting date.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3270.4 (relating to definitions); 55 Pa. Code §  3280.4 (relating to definitions); 55 Pa. Code §  3290.4 (relating to definitions); 55 Pa. Code §  4226.24 (relating to comprehensive child find system); 55 Pa. Code §  4226.71 (relating to general); and 55 Pa. Code §  4226.75 (relating to implementation of the IFSP).



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