The Part C regulations were released September 28, 2011 (see 76 Federal Register 60140). Readers are reminded that where there is a conflict between the state and federal regulation or when attempting to comply with both federal and state laws would create a conflict, state law (to include policy, procedures, definitions, or methods) should be deemed preempted by federal law. Therefore; federal regulations preempt state policies and guidance, including the Early On Michigan State Plan and Michigan Department of Education Reference Bulletins. Where conflicts do not exist between federal regulations and state publications the state guidance should be followed. Michigan is in the process of reviewing and updating related policy and guidance. Michigan's State Plan can be found by clicking here. Early On reference bulletins are being updated and integrated into the Early On Implementation Manual. Please contact EOT&TA for additional guidance.
Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) federal regulations requires states to have policies and procedures to ensure that qualified personnel are available to support the early intervention system for infants and toddlers with disabilities. The new Personnel Standards and MDE OGS related memo released on February 4, 2015 are available here for your reference and can be found on the MDE website.
Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) federal regulations requires states to have policies and procedures to ensure that qualified personnel are ... More[+]