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
2 or more SD below the mean in at least one developmental area or 1.5 or more SD below the mean in at least two 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 Impairment, significant/progressive
Criteria for Established Condition of Risk for D/HH*: Children who meet these criteria are eligible under diagnosed conditions as D/HH:
- Evidence (written report by a licensed audiologist) of a documented hearing sensorineural hearing loss in at least one ear, consistent with either of the following unaided threshold results:
- 25 dbhl or greater, based on pure tone average (P.T.A) of 500, 1000, and 2000 hz
- 25 dbhl at two or more frequencies in the high frequency range (2000-6000hz) with air-bone gaps no greater than 10 dbhl
- Evidence (written report by a licensed audiologist) of an anatomical malformation of the outer and/or middle ear in conjunction with a hearing loss > or = the P.T.A of 500, 1000 or 2000 hz (atresia, stenosis, etc.)
- Evidence (written report by a licensed audiologist) of a chronically unresolved or recurring conductive hearing loss with a P.T.A of 25 dbhl or worse in the better ear, in conjunction with at least two of the following:
- 4 or more episodes of otitis media within a 12 month period and/or a single episode of otitis media (w/ or w/o effusion) lasting longer than 3 months AND
- caregiver or physician concern over speech and/or language development related to hearing loss OR
- caregiver concern related to limited response to spoken direction and/or environmental sounds
*Documented fluctuating hearing loss - Hearing evaluations have been completed and revealed pure tone (R, L or better ear sound field) loss at 20dB or greater for at least two frequencies (frequency regions with speech sounds) and fluctuating over time. Bone conduction thresholds may be well within the normal range supporting the conductive hearing loss.
- Evidence (written report by a licensed audiologist) of compromised auditory access due to a diagnosis of auditory dys-synchrony (auditory neuropathy) in both ears characterized by a unique constellation of behavioral and physiologic audiologic assessment findings.
*Document not posted online
List of established conditions includes blindness.
Prenatal Exposure to Substances
List of established conditions includes NAS.
Prematurity defined as <29 weeks. Maine does not adjust for prematurity.
Low Birth Weight, Very Low Birth Weight, Small for Gestational Age
List of established conditions includes LBW <1200 g; VLBW <750 g, <1000 g; and SGA <=10th percentile.
Prenatal Exposure to Zika
Not included on state list of diagnosed/established conditions.
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