Section 1431 (a)
Congress finds that there is an urgent and substantial need—
- (1) to enhance the development of infants and toddlers with disabilities, to minimize their potential for developmental delay, and to recognize the significant brain development that occurs during a child’s first 3 years of life;
- (2) to reduce the educational costs to our society, including our Nation’s schools, by minimizing the need for special education and related services after infants and toddlers with disabilities reach school age;
- (3) to maximize the potential for individuals with disabilities to live independently in society;
- (4) to enhance the capacity of families to meet the special needs of their infants and toddlers with disabilities; and
- (5) to enhance the capacity of State and local agencies and service providers to identify, evaluate, and meet the needs of all children, particularly minority, low-income, inner city, and rural children, and infants and toddlers in foster care.
Last modified on November 7, 2019