"Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities"
The Department of Developmental Services (DDS), as lead agency for Part C, is providing the public the opportunity to review and comment on California's draft application package (application) for 2012 federal early intervention funds. The application is for Early Start, California's statewide system of early intervention services for infants and toddlers (birth to three years of age) with disabilities and their families. The application addresses the State budget period beginning July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.The application will be posted for 60 days beginning February 15, 2012 according to federal requirements. Please note that information may be updated prior to submission to the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) based on OSEP guidance and receipt of more recent information.2012 Annual State Application (PDF)Public Comment:DDS will accept public input on the application beginning February 15, 2012 until March 16, 2012. Persons submitting comments on specific items in the application should identify the item, referenced by the page number, and indicate support, opposition, suggested changes, additions or deletions pertaining to the specific item. Input will be considered if submitted to and received by the DDS contact person listed below prior to 5:00 p.m., March 16, 2012.
Comments on the application will be summarized by DDS and forwarded to OSEP.Public Hearings:Public Hearings will be conducted on March 1, 2012 and March 7, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the DDS headquarters, 1600 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 in Room 360. The Public Hearings will also be accessible via teleconference at 866 820-6817, Passcode 8064905.
CONTACT:Department of Developmental Services
Early Start Section
1600 9th Street, MS 3-8
Sacramento, CA 95814Jeannie Smalley
Voice: (916) 654-2767
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