State and Jurisdictional Eligibility Definitions for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities Under IDEA Part C
- American Samoa
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Part C Developmental Delay Eligibility Criteria
12-month delay in one domain; or 33% delay in one domain; or 25% delay in each of two domains; or if standardized instruments used, a score of at least 2 SD below the mean in one domain; or at least 1.5 SD below the mean in each of two domains; or for children with delay only in the communication domain, a score of 2 SD below the mean in the area of communication; see state link for additional eligibility criteria for children with communication delays
At-Risk Served Under Federal Part C Policies
State Part C Eligibility Policy
Selected Categories of Diagnosed Conditions
List of diagnosed conditions includes hearing impairment (a diagnosed hearing loss that cannot be corrected with treatment or surgery).
See also Clinical Practice Guides for Hearing Loss https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/4965.pdf
List of diagnosed conditions includes visual impairment (a diagnosed visual impairment that cannot be corrected with treatment (including glasses or contact lenses) or surgery).
See also Clinical Practice Guidelines for Vision Loss.
Prenatal Exposure to Substances
State policy does not go beyond federal regulatory language.
Extreme prematurity/immaturity <28 weeks
Low Birth Weight, Very Low Birth Weight, Small for Gestational Age
Extreme prematurity/immaturity <1,000 g
Prenatal Exposure to Zika
Not included on state list of diagnosed/established conditions.
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