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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 35. Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Chapter 225. Requirements for Virginia Early Intervention System
5/25/2017

12VAC35-225-190. Transition.

A. A child shall be considered potentially eligible for preschool services under Part B unless there is a clear expectation that the child will no longer require services by the time he reaches age three years. The determination of whether a particular child receiving early intervention services is potentially eligible for Part B shall be made by that child's IFSP team as part of the transition process.

B. The department shall ensure the parent of a child with disabilities is informed of the availability of services under § 619 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act not fewer than 90 days prior to the toddler's third birthday.

C. For each child who is potentially eligible for preschool services under Part B, and unless the parent objects, the service coordinator shall ensure notification to the local school division and the Virginia Department of Education not fewer than 90 days before the child's third birthday or the anticipated date of transition if the child is age two years by September 30 of a given school year.

1. The notification shall include the child's name, date of birth, and parental contact information including the parents' names, addresses, and telephone numbers.

2. The parent shall be informed in writing, on the IFSP, of the information that will be included in the notification, the earliest date on which the notification will be sent to the local school division and the Virginia Department of Education, and his right to opt out of the notification by initialing the opt out statement on the IFSP.

3. If the parent opts out of the notification, the notification shall not be sent.

D. If a child is potentially eligible for preschool services under Part B, the service coordinator shall, with the approval of the child's family, convene a transition conference among the local early intervention system, the family, and the local school division at least 90 days and (at the discretion of all parties) up to nine months before the child's third birthday, or anticipated date of transition if the child is age two years by September 30 of a given school year, to discuss any services the child may receive under Part B.

E. If a child is not potentially eligible for preschool services under Part B, the service coordinator shall, with the approval of the family, make a reasonable effort to convene a transition conference among the local early intervention system, the family, and providers of other appropriate services, as available, to discuss appropriate services that the child may receive.

F. The service coordinator shall ensure development of a transition plan in the IFSP at least 90 days and (at the discretion of all parties) up to nine months before the child's third birthday, or anticipated date of transition if the child is age two years by September 30 of a given school year, for all children exiting early intervention.

1. The family shall be included in the development of the transition plan.

2. The transition plan shall include steps for the child to exit the early intervention system and any transition services that the IFSP team identifies as needed by that child and family.

3. The service coordinator shall review with the parent the program options for a child with a disability for the period from his third birthday through the remainder of the school year.

G. The meeting to develop the transition plan and the transition conference may be combined.

H. The meeting to develop the transition plan and the transition conference, whether combined or held separately, shall meet the requirements of an IFSP meeting in 12VAC35-225-120.

Statutory Authority

§ 2.2-5304 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 32, Issue 10, eff. February 27, 2016.

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