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HB 2598: Relating to clarifying the lead agency for the early support for infant and toddlers program

HB 2598 clarifies that the Department of Early Learning is the lead agency for the early support for infant and toddlers program. [Each school district provides a contract for early intervention services to all eligible children with disabilities from birth to three years of age. This eligibility must be determined according to the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (part C) or other applicable federal and state laws and also adopted by the state lead agency, which is the Department of Early Learning. School districts must provide or contract, or both, for early intervention services in partnership with local birth-to-three lead agencies and birth-to-three providers.]