ITP newsNORTH CAROLINA EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM RESULTS PLAN
The N.C. Infant-Toddler Program (ITP) serves children birth to 3 years old who have developmental delays. It is also called the Early Intervention Program or the Part C Program. The federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) governs the ITP. Infants and toddlers who have, or are at established risk for, developmental disabilities or delays are referred to the Children’s Developmental Services Agency (CDSA) in their county.
When infants and toddlers are enrolled in the Program, the child and his or her family receive supports and services. Under the federal law, families have rights within the Program. One of the federal indicators is that families know these rights.
The Program is continuing efforts to increase the percentage of families who say that they know their rights. These are quality improvement efforts. During 2012, a pilot for additional efforts will be conducted. It will include new materials for families and training for staff. The results of the pilot will then be used statewide.
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RESULTS ANNOUNCED FROM OSEP VISIT
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Last fall, the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) reviewed how the ITP implemented key parts of the Part C program. OSEP focused on two areas: improving performance and ensuring compliance (OSEP letter). To improve results for children and families in early intervention, OSEP encouraged the ITP to continue development of its results plan, selected by the state to be family outcomes.