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Early Steps Policy Handbook and Operations Guide

Public Participation

In order to meet the public participation requirements under §441 of the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA) at 20 USC 1232d(b)(7)(B) and Part C of the IDEA at 34 CFR §303.208, the Early Steps State Office (ESSO), as lead agency for implementation of IDEA, Part C in Florida, is publishing proposed policies and the annual renewal application for funds under IDEA, Part C.

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 inaccordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part C and the Children’s Medical Services, Early Steps Program (391.301 - 391.308, F.S.)

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Component 1 - General Supervision and Administration