Sec. 303.301 Public awareness program—information for parents
303.301 Public awareness program—information for parents.
(a) Preparation and dissemination. In accordance with §303.116, each system must include a public awareness program that requires the lead agency to—
(i) Prepare information on the availability of early intervention services under this part, and other services, as described in paragraph (b) of this section; and
(ii) Disseminate to all primary referral sources (especially hospitals and physicians) the information to be given to parents of infants and toddlers, especially parents with premature infants or infants with other physical risk factors associated with learning or developmental complications; and
(2) Adopt procedures for assisting the primary referral sources described in §303.303(c) in disseminating the information described in paragraph (b) of this section to parents of infants and toddlers with disabilities.
(b) Information to be provided. The information required to be prepared and disseminated under paragraph (a) of this section must include—
(1) A description of the availability of early intervention services under this part;
(2) A description of the child find system and how to refer a child under the age of three for an evaluation or early intervention services; and
(3) A central directory, as described in §303.117.
(c) Information specific to toddlers with disabilities. Each public awareness program also must include a requirement that the lead agency provide for informing parents of toddlers with disabilities of the availability of services under section 619 of the Act not fewer than 90 days prior to the toddler’s third birthday.
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