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Special Education Listserv

Subject: Final Part C Federal Regulations

Source: Pam Thomas, Coordinator, First Steps Program

Intended Audience: First Steps providers and System Point of Entry (SPOE) Directors, SICC members

Date: October 3, 2011

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) announced the final Part C of IDEA regulations have been published in the Federal Register on Wednesday September 28, 2011.  These rules govern the First Steps Early Intervention Program.  The Department staff will be working on aligning the state plan with the new regulations.  The federal regulations go into effect on October 28, 2011.  To review the complete version of the final Part C federal regulations, go to: