Michigan State Plan for Early On®

Report
Michigan State Plan for
Early
®
On
February 2012
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There are six main components to the
State Plan
– Part 1: General
– Part 2: State Application for a Grant
– Part 3: Program and Service Components of a
Statewide System of Early Intervention Services
– Part 4: Procedural Safeguards
– Part 5: State Administration
– Part 6: State Interagency Coordinating Council
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Major Changes from Previous
State Plan
Part 3- Program and Service Components
of a Statewide System of Early
Intervention Services
 Part 5- State Administration
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Part 3- Program and Service Components of a
Statewide System of Early Intervention Services
Family Engagement
 Child Find/Evaluations and
Assessments/Initial IFSP
 Coordination with Head Start/Early Head
Start, Early Education, and Child Care
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Family Engagement
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The Federal regulations and the Michigan
State Plan clarify:
– Prior written notice is required:
 When a child is referred to Part C and the notice must
inform parents about their rights under Part C
confidentiality provisions and a summary of the
disposition of records policy.
 When the lead agency determines that an
infant/toddler is not eligible for Part C early intervention
services. The notice must include information about
the parent’s right to dispute the eligibility
determination.
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Family Engagement cont.
A participating agency (ISD) must comply with a
parent’s request to inspect and review their
child’s record within ten days of the request.
 The first copy of all IFSPs and evaluations must
be given to a parent at no cost.
 Parental consent is required before a
participating agency may disclose personally
identifiable information.
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Child Find
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The State’s child find system must be coordinated with
the State agency responsible for CAPTA, EHDI, MCHTitle V, child care programs, and CHIP.
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Primary referral sources must refer a child to the Part C
program as soon as possible but in no case more than
seven days after identification.
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Within 45 calendar days after the EIS provider receives a
referral of a child, the screening, initial evaluation, initial
assessments (of the child and family), and the initial
IFSP meeting for the child must be completed.
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Screening
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States may choose to implement a screening
process (Michigan has opted for that).
– Must provide prior written notice of the EIS
program’s intent to screen the child to determine
whether the child is suspected of having a
developmental delay that meets the State
eligibility definition.
– Parental consent must be obtained before
conducting a screening.
– Provide the parent the results of the screening.
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Evaluations and Assessments
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Adds an exception to the 45-day timeline. If
a parent does not consent to the initial
screening, evaluation, or assessment, despite
documented attempts to obtain parental
consent, the EIS program shall complete the
activities as soon as possible after obtaining
consent.
Multidisciplinary is defined as the parent and
at least two professionals from separate
disciplines.
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Transition
Must complete an intra-agency agreement
with the individuals responsible for Part B,
Section 619 program.
 Transition plans are part of the IFSP.
 Transition conferences, with the consent
of the parent, must be held for all children
who are potentially eligible for Part B,
section 619 programs.
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Coordination with Head Start/Early
Head Start, Early Education, and Child
Care
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Michigan must describe in its application a
description of the State’s efforts to
promote collaboration among Head Start,
Early Head Start, early education, and
child care programs.
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State Administration
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Use of Public Benefits
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System of Payments
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Use of Public Benefits
EIS program may not make parents sign
up or enroll in public benefits to receive
Part C of IDEA.
 EIS program must obtain parent consent
to access public benefits.
 EIS programs that are accessing public
benefits must provide notification that the
benefits are being accessed.
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System of Payments
Must provide families of a copy of the
State’s system of payments.
 Information of the State’s system of
payments must be provided with prior
written notice.
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