Early Intervention Public Hearing Notice - Changes to Policy & Procedure Manual (Posted July 2013)

Helping Families. Supporting Communities. Empowering Individuals.

7/12/2013

Pursuant to Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as amended in 2011, the Illinois Department of Human Services has posted revised policy to bring the Illinois Early Intervention Program into compliance with Part C federal regulations. Part C of IDEA addresses services for children birth to 3 years of age with developmental disabilities or delays and their families.


Revisions to the policies and procedures for the operation of Child and Family Connections offices have been proposed and will be posted for 30 days prior to being adopted. You may view the revised policies by clicking on the link below. 


Copies for review are available at all 25 Child and Family Connections offices. For Illinois residents, you may locate the CFC office nearest you by calling 800/323-4769.


Public comment will be taken on the policies and procedures for 30 days. Comments will be accepted beginning July 18, 2013. All comments must be received in writing by close of business on August 19, 2013. Please send written comments to the Illinois Dept. of Human Services, Bureau of Early Intervention at 823 East Monroe in Springfield, IL 62701.


Public hearings must be held on this revised policy. The dates and location of the public hearings are listed below. Each person presenting oral testimony is asked to provide a written copy of his/her testimony at the time the testimony is presented.


Hearings will be held at on August 20, 2013 from 10am to 12pm at 100 S. Grand Avenue, East, 2nd Floor in Springfield, Illinois and on August 23, 2013 from 10am to 12pm at 401 South Clinton, 1st Floor Training Room 1, in Chicago, Illinois.


Public hearings will be accessible to persons with special needs in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Those who need special accommodations should contact Jenni Grissom at 217/782-1981.


Proposed Changes to Policy & Procedure Manual - July 2013