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(12.13) What must be included in the IFSP?

(12.13) What must be included in the IFSP?

The IFSP shall be in writing and shall include the following:

  1. a statement of the infant or toddler’s present levels of development;
  2. a statement of the family’s concerns, priorities and resources;
  3. a statement of the major outcomes to be expected, and the criteria, procedures and time lines used to evaluate these outcomes;
  4. a statement of specific services including how often, how much, and the method of delivery;
  5. a statement of the “natural environments” in which early intervention services shall appropriately be provided, including a justification of the extent, if any, to which the services will not be provided in a natural environment;
  6. dates for starting services;
  7. name of agency responsible for providing the identified services;
  8. name of the service coordinator; and,
  9. a transition plan to other appropriate services.

[20 U.S.C. Sec. 1436(d); 34 C.F.R. Sec. 303.344; Cal. Gov. Code Sec. 95020(d); 17 C.C.R. Sec. 52106(b).] Parents must sign the IFSP to give consent for services to begin. [20 U.S.C. Sec. 1436 (e).]