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
50% delay of a child's chronological age in any one developmental area or 25% delay of child's chronological age in any two developmental areas
At-Risk Served Under Federal Part C Policies
State Part C Eligibility Policy
Selected Categories of Diagnosed Conditions
Medical/Auto Eligibility List includes unilateral or bilateral hearing loss (permanent) equal to or greater than 40db.
Medical/Auto Eligibility List includes:
- Cerebral visual impairment
- Optic nerve hypoplasia (ONH)
- Septo-optic dysplasia (SOD)
- Retinopathy of prematurity (with laser treatment)
- Central visual impairment (cortical -cerebral)
- Cortical visual processing disorder
Prenatal Exposure to Substances
Medical/Auto Eligibility List includes exposure to toxic substances, perinatal drug effect with microcephaly, and FAS.
Medical/Auto Eligibility List includes extreme prematurity (</= 27 weeks gestation - up to 18 months corrected).
Low Birth Weight, Very Low Birth Weight, Small for Gestational Age
Medical/Auto Eligibility List includes extreme prematurity (</= 1,000 g/2.20 lbs - up to 18 months corrected).
Prenatal Exposure to Zika
Not included on state list of diagnosed/established conditions.
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