Having a baby who has special needs entitles a family to certain supports, services and rights under the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). In this federal law, the section that guarantees supports and services for children under three years of age is called Part C, and is known in Colorado as "Early Intervention Colorado".
Early Intervention Coloradorepresents a broad array of supports, services, and resources available in Colorado for infants and toddlers and their families. The Colorado Department of Human Services, with the guidance of the Colorado Interagency Coordinating Council, is responsible for implementing a statewide, comprehensive, and coordinated system of early intervention supports and services for all infants and toddlers with special needs. Other state agencies with responsibility for Early Intervention Colorado are the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the Colorado Department of Education, Child Welfare and Child Care Services, and the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing.
Basic Rights for Families under Part C of IDEA
Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
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