CIS-EI & Your Rights
New Early Intervention Regulations Released (9/27/11)
The U.S. Department of Education released the final regulations for the Early Intervention Program under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). These final regulations will help improve services and outcomes for America’s infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. Part C is a program administered by states that serves infants and toddlers through age 2 with developmental delays or who have diagnosed physical or mental conditions with high probabilities of resulting in developmental delays. In Vermont we refer to this program as Children’s Integrated Services-Early Intervention. To read more, click here.
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Children develop differently and at their own pace. The period from birth to age three is a critical time in a child’s development and an important time for parents to have accurate information and consistent support close at hand.
Children’s Integrated Services-Early Intervention can help
The CIS-EI Program recognizes the importance of early intervention services for young children who have a delay in development or a health condition that may lead to a delay in development. You and your family know your child best and are the primary decision-makers for your child. In partnership with you, CIS-EI brings together resources to meet your child and family’s needs.
The CIS-EI Program has a responsibility to protect families’ rights
As a parent of a child who is being considered for eligibility under the CIS-EI Program of Vermont or who is receiving early intervention services, you have certain rights which are protected by state and federal law. The resource parent or others on the core team will explain these rights and will be available to answer any questions you may have.
- Gathering Information About Your Family
- Getting Notice & Giving Your Consent
- Your Child’s Records
- Your Family’s Individualized Family Service Plan
- When You Have Concerns or Disagree
- Glossary of Terms
- More Information About Your Rights