Services available under Part C are provided by the regional center or a school district (either home-based or center-based, individually or in small groups) and almost always at no cost. They must be designed to meet the infant or toddler’s developmental needs.
Services may include: assistive technology devices and services; audiology; family training; counseling and home visits; health services (includes catheterization, tracheostomy care, tube feeding, changing of dressings and colostomy bags and physician consultation); medical services only for diagnostic or evaluation purposes; nursing services; nutrition services; occupational and physical therapy; psychological services; social work services; service coordination services; special instruction; speech and language services; transportation and related costs; vision services; and respite (must establish that the need is related to the child’s developmental delay) and other family support services. [20 U.S.C. Sec. 1432(4); 34 C.F.R. Secs. 303.12(d) & 303.13; 17 C.C.R. Sec. 52000(b)(13).] For more information on Early Intervention Services, see Chapter 12.