The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part C, is a federal law, which includes provisions for early intervention services for eligible infants and toddlers (birth through two years of age) with disabilities and their families. In Arizona, the overall system of early intervention is known as the Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP). AzEIP is designed to maximize family involvement and ensure parental consent in each step of the early intervention process, beginning with developmental screening and evaluation, and continuing through service delivery and transition. Families seeking or receiving early intervention services through AzEIP have special rights under federal law. Parents must be informed about these rights and procedural safeguards, so you can have an active role in the decision-making regarding services provided to your family.
Your service coordinator will provide critical information about your family rights and safeguards under IDEA, Part C. In addition, you can download a copy of your family’s rights, which is part of the official notice of your rights and safeguards, through these links: