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(12.20) Is there a specific person responsible for implementing the IFSP?

(12.20) Is there a specific person responsible for implementing the IFSP?

A service coordinator designated by the IFSP team is responsible for direct implementation of the plan, as well as coordination with other agencies or service providers. DDS shall ensure that service coordinators are trained to work with infants and their families and meet federal and state regulatory and competency requirements. [20 U.S.C. Sec. 1436(d)(7); Cal. Gov. Code Sec. 95018.]

Under California law, a school district, Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) or county office shall be responsible for the provision of services through a trans-disciplinary team. In addition to parent, the team may also include professionals from special education, speech and language therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, audiology, nursing, with a skill level not less than that of a registered nurse, social work, psychology, mental health or parent-to-parent support. A person on the team is designated to coordinate and provide services and act as a consultant to other team members. A service provider shall also have appropriate experience in “normal and atypical infant development.” [Cal. Ed. Code Sec. 56426.6.]