Changes to Illinois Early Intervention Policy and Procedure - Transition and Extended Services - 03/2022

Federal Fiscal Year 2021

United States Department of Education
Office of Special Education Programs
Washington, DC 20202-2600

Early Intervention's Main Page

OMB NO. 1820-0550

The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) has created policy for the Illinois Early Intervention Program to ensure compliance with 325 ILCS 20/Illinois Early Intervention Services System Act, regarding Early Intervention Extended Services requirements. These policies and procedures are for the use of Child and Family Connections (CFC) offices and will be posted for 30 days beginning Thursday, March 9, 2022.

IDHS is soliciting public comments regarding these policies and procedures which have been proposed for approval as required by Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that addresses services for children birth to 3 years of age with developmental disabilities or delays and their families.  You may view the revised policies by clicking on the links below.

Public comments on these policy and procedures will be accepted until the close of business on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 and may be submitted by email at, by fax at 217/782-4890, or in writing to:

Illinois Department of Human Services
Bureau of Early Intervention
823 East Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62701

Public hearings must be held on this revised policy in accordance with Part C Federal Regulations. The dates, times and virtual links are below. Each person presenting oral testimony is asked to provide a written copy of his/her testimony at the time the testimony is presented to

Date: Monday, April 11, 2022
Time: 10am to 12pm
WebEx Link for April 11, 2022

Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Time: 2pm to 4pm
WebEx Link for April 13, 2022

*To join one of the WebEx hearings, please follow these steps.

  • click on the link of the hearing you wish to attend
  • click on "Open WebEx"
  • input your name and email address
  • click on "join as guest"
  • click on "join meeting"

If you have trouble accessing the hearing or have any questions, please contact Jenni Grissom by phone at 217/524-1596 or by email at

Chapter 14 - Transition and Extended Services