How is CDS going to fulfill the requirement for regular education teacher at IEP meetings when the child isn't in a regular education setting (especially 3 yr.olds and children with Autism or special purpose programs)?
For children 3-5 who are in the settings in Section X.2.C.(1)(a) the teacher of
record for that program will participate as the regular education teacher. For
children 3-5 who are served in special education programs, or in the home or
the service provider location as reflected in X.2.C.(1)(b,c,d) of the rule, the
regular education teacher at the IEP meetings must be an individual who
holds a certificate as an Early Childhood Teacher with endorsement 081 or Early Elementary Teacher with endorsement 029.
If the family chooses the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) over the IEP, is CDS still the "funding source"?
Yes, CDS ensures the provision of FAPE at no cost to the family for children with disabilities aged 3-5 regardless of whether an IEP or IFSP is used.
What about CDS Boards who choose to use only the IEP for children 3-5 without option of parental choice of continuing with IFSP until transition to public school at age 5?
If a School Administrative Unit (SAU) / Intermediate Education Unit (IEU) has made a choice to use only the IEP, the parents do not have the option to choose an IFSP.