Below you will find resources related to both federal and state rules and regulations as they pertain to early intervention.
89 IL Admin Code 500 is more commonly referred to as "Rule 500" and it provides the operational rules for the Illinois Early Intervention System.
Changes to Rule 500 went into effect on May 14, 2014. For a side-by-side comparison of what was changed in 2014, please download What you need to know about recent changes to Rule 500 (pdf). Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of the changes, but rather highlights changes that may impact your direct work with children and families in the Illinois Early Intervention System.
Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) provides the federal regulations for the early intervention program for infants and toddlers with disabilities.
The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts. OSEP administers the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Part C of IDEA requirements for referrals to early intervention.
A fact sheet that pertains to federal regulations related to infants and toddlers who exit the early intervention program.
This side-by-side comparison of the 2011 final regulations to the 1999 Part C regulations serves as a tool to assist readers in understanding the new regulations and preparing their own analysis related to Part C. Permission to copy is not required and distribution is encouraged. Please give credit to CEC/DEC/ITCA.
For additional IDea resources from Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), please visit https://www.cec.sped.org/Policy-and-Advocacy/Current-Sped-Gifted-Issues/Individuals-with-Disabilities-Education-Act.