Idaho Statutes
pecnv.out

TITLE 16
JUVENILE PROCEEDINGS
CHAPTER 1
EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES
16-101.  Legislative findings. The legislature finds that there is an urgent and substantial need:
(1)  To enhance the development of all infants and toddlers with disabilities in the state of Idaho in order to minimize developmental delay, and to maximize individual potential for adult independence;
(2)  To enhance the capacity of families to meet the special needs of their infants and toddlers with disabilities;
(3)  To reduce the educational costs by minimizing the need for special education and related services after infants and toddlers with disabilities reach school age;
(4)  To reduce social services costs and to minimize the likelihood of institutionalization of individuals with disabilities;
(5)  To reduce the health costs of preventable secondary impairments and disabilities by screening and monitoring children at risk and improving the long term health of infants and toddlers with disabilities; and
(6)  To comply with federal law as it pertains to services for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families.

History:
[16-101, added 1991, ch. 253, sec. 1, p. 621.]


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