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Early Steps Policy Handbook and Operations Guide

The Early Steps Policy Handbook and Operations Guide are intended to guide state and local decisions and actions related to implementation of the Early Steps system. These guiding documents represent the official position of the Early Steps State Office and the commitment to ensure Florida has a statewide, comprehensive, coordinated, multi-disciplinary, interagency system to provide early intervention services and supports to infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part C, the CMS Developmental Evaluation and Intervention Program (391.301 - 391.308, F.S.) and the Developmental Disabilities Program (Ch. 393, F.S.)

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Overview of Policy Updates Effective January 1, 2018

Links in January 1, 2018 documents will continue to link to current policy until effective date.

Component 1 - General Supervision and Administration