State and Jurisdictional Eligibility Definitions for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities Under IDEA Part C
- American Samoa
- Department of Defense
- District of Columbia
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Northern Mariana Islands
- Puerto Rico
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- Virgin Islands
- West Virginia
Part C Developmental Delay Eligibility Criteria
Discrepancy of 25% or more between CA and developmental age, after correction for prematurity, in any one developmental area or at least 20% discrepancy between CA and developmental age, after correction for prematurity, in two or more developmental areas
At-Risk Served Under Federal Part C Policies
State Part C Eligibility Policy
Selected Categories of Diagnosed Conditions
List of established conditions includes hearing loss - congenital or acquired. These are children diagnosed with unilateral or bilateral permanent hearing loss. This includes auditory neuropathy.
List of established conditions includes vision impairment - congenital or acquired. These are children diagnosed with a visual impairment that is not correctable with treatment, surgery, glasses or contact lenses. This includes but is not limited to:
- Blindness ("legal" blindness or 20/200 best acuity with correction)
- Low vision (20/70 best acuity with correction)
- Retinopathy of prematurity (grades 4 and 5)
- Neurological visual impairment
Prenatal Exposure to Substances
List of established conditions includes prenatal exposures (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Phenytoin (Dilantin) syndrome).
List of established conditions includes GA <27 weeks.
Low Birth Weight, Very Low Birth Weight, Small for Gestational Age
List of established conditions includes birth weight <1,000 g.
Prenatal Exposure to Zika
Not included on state list of diagnosed/established conditions.
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