Grants and Contracts Details
The First Steps Program, Kentucky's Early Intervention System, provides services to children 0 to 3 at risk of developmental delays, as specified in IDEA Part C and 911 KAR2: 100-2: 180 and 2:200. The Part C Coordinator provides oversight to all aspects of the First Steps program including assuring that all federal reporting requirements are completed within the deadlines established by the Office of Special Education Projects. The Part C Coordinator makes recommendations to DPH/Division of Adult and Child Health/Early Childhood Development management on changes to the First Steps program as well as monitoring that the program remains within budgetary constraints. DPH, Central Office does not have a person on staff with the experience to act as Part C Coordinator. Without the Part C Coordinator, the program would not have the necessary management, reporting, and oversight. The Part C General Supervision Coordinator provides implementation of the general supervision system as required by IDEA Part C which includes monitoring of compliance, correction of noncompliance, technical assistance, and investigation of complaints. This position also is responsible to facilitate requests for mediation and due process. First Steps is Kentucky's Early Intervention System (KEIS) that is mandated by the Federal Part C Program to serve children from birth to age 3 who have a developmental delay or a specific medical condition that is known to cause a developmental delay. First Steps services are provided statewide and are coordinated by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Kentucky has provided early intervention services for approximately 20 years.
|Effective start/end date
|7/1/12 → 6/30/13
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