2015 Arkansas Code
Title 20 - Public Health And Welfare
Subtitle 2 - Health And Safety
Chapter 14 - Individuals With Disabilities
Subchapter 5 - Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers
§ 20-14-504 - Assessment -- Individualized family service plan.

AR Code § 20-14-504 (2015) What's This?

(a) Each handicapped infant or toddler and the infant's or toddler's family shall receive:

(1) Multidisciplinary assessment of unique needs and the identification of services appropriate to meet these needs; and

(2) A written individualized family service plan developed by a multidisciplinary team, including the parent or guardian, as required by subsection (d) of this section.

(b) The individualized family service plan shall be evaluated one (1) time a year, and the family shall be provided a review of the plan at six-month intervals, or more often when appropriate, based on infant or toddler and family needs.

(c) The individualized family service plan shall be developed within a reasonable time after the assessment required by subdivision (a)(1) of this section is completed. With the parent's or guardian's consent, early intervention services may commence prior to the completion of the assessment.

(d) The individualized family service plan shall be in writing and contain:

(1) A statement of the infant's or toddler's present level of physical development, cognitive development, language and speech development, psycho-social development, and self-help skills, based on acceptable objective criteria;

(2) A statement of the family's strengths and needs relating to enhancing the development of the family's handicapped infant or toddler;

(3) A statement of the major outcomes expected to be achieved for the infant and toddler and the family, the criteria, procedures, and timeliness used to determine the degree to which progress toward achieving the outcomes is being made, and whether modifications or revisions of the outcomes are necessary;

(4) A statement of specific early intervention services necessary to meet the unique needs of the infant or toddler and the family, including the frequency, intensity, and method of delivering services;

(5) The projected dates for initiation of services and the anticipated duration of the services;

(6) The name of the case manager from the profession most immediately relevant to the infant's, toddler's, or family's needs who will be responsible for the implementation of the plan and coordination with the other agencies and persons; and

(7) The steps to be taken supporting the transition of the handicapped toddler to services provided to three-year-olds to five-year-olds to the extent that such services are considered appropriate.

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