Changes to Illinois Early Intervention Program Administrative Code - Family Fees and Definitions - 02/2024

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United States Department of Education  OMB NO. 1820-0550

Office of Special Education Programs

Washington, DC 20202-2600

The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) is proposing changes to the Early Childhood Services Part 500 Early Intervention Program Administrative Code. The proposed changes specifically pertain to the Family Fee Sliding Schedule outlined in Section 500.APPENDIX A, as well as adjustments to the language concerning the definitions of "Extended Services" and "At risk for substantial delay" in Section 500.20. These proposed changes will be posted for 60 days beginning Monday, February 26, 2024.

IDHS is soliciting public comments regarding these proposed changes 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 proposed changes by clicking on the link below.

Public comments on these proposed changes will be accepted until the close of business on Friday, April 26, 2024 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 proposed change 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 their testimony at the time the testimony is presented to

*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 Katie Jacobs by phone at 217/299-7158 or by email at