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Illinois Early Intervention Definitions A-F
The Early Intervention Services System Act [325 ILCS 20].
The ongoing procedures used by qualified personnel to identify the child's unique strengths and needs and the early intervention services appropriate to meet those needs throughout the period of the child's eligibility and includes the assessment of the child and the child's family. An initial assessment refers to the assessment of the child and family conducted prior to the child's first Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) meeting.
Children under 36 months of age.
An activity that identifies potentially eligible infants and toddlers.
For purposes of Section 500.140, the persons or entities filing a request for a Due Process Hearing.
The Illinois Interagency Council on Early Intervention established under Section 4 of the Early Intervention Services System Act.
An official documentation from the Department's credentialing office that an individual has met pertinent licensing, degree, and certification requirements as set forth in Appendix C, as well as the applicable education, experience, continuing professional education, and ongoing professional development requirements as set forth in Section 500.60.
The Illinois Department of Human Services.
Physical destruction or removal of personal identifiers from information so that the information is no longer personally identifiable.
Early Intervention Services
"EI services" means services that:
Early Intervention Services System
The system of service delivery described in this Part that implements Part C of IDEA in Illinois and the Illinois Early Intervention Services System Act.
Infants and toddlers under 36 months of age with any of the following conditions:
A Department determined eligible level of delay (30% and above) in one or more of the following areas of childhood development: cognitive; physical; communication; social or emotional; or adaptive, as measured by Department approved diagnostic instruments and standard procedures or as confirmed through informed clinical opinion of qualified staff based upon multidisciplinary evaluation and assessment if the child is unable to be appropriately and accurately tested by the standardized measures available.
Physical or mental condition that has a high probability of resulting in a developmental delay means a medical diagnosis approved by the Department as an eligible condition or confirmed by a qualified family physician, pediatrician or pediatric sub-specialist as being a condition with a relatively well known expectancy for developmental outcomes within varying ranges of developmental disabilities. Pediatric subspecialists included are those such as pediatric neurologists, geneticists, pediatric orthopedic surgeons and pediatricians with special interest in disabilities.
At risk of substantial developmental delay, according to informed clinical opinion, means that there is consensus of qualified staff based upon multidisciplinary evaluation and assessment that development of a Department determined eligible level of delay is probable if early intervention services are not provided, because a child is experiencing either:
Services for children determined to be "at risk" shall not be funded under Federal Part C funding, nor subject to its requirements.
To enter into a Service Provider Agreement that establishes duties, expectations and relationships between the Department and the individual or agency provider that provides early intervention services to eligible children and their families. A provider must be enrolled to bill and receive payment for services from the Early Intervention Program.
The procedures used by qualified personnel to determine a child's initial and continuing eligibility under this Part consistent with the definition of "eligible children" or "eligible child". Initial evaluation refers to the child's evaluation to determine his or her initial eligibility under this Part.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 USC 1232(g)) and the regulations promulgated under that Act (34 CFR 99).
89 Ill. Admin. Code 500.20