Oregon
Rule Rule 581-015-2815
IFSP Content


(1)

Contractors or subcontractors must use IFSP forms and directions published by the Oregon Department of Education.

(2)

Oregon Department of Education IFSP forms combine the content requirements for IEPs under Part B of IDEA, IFSPs under Part C of IDEA, and IFSPs under ORS 343.521 (Individualized family service plan).

(3)

Each individualized family service plan must contain:

(a)

A statement of the child’s present level of development, including how the child’s disability affects the child’s participation in appropriate activities for the child’s age. For a child under age three, the statement must include present levels of physical development including vision, hearing and health status, cognitive development, communication development, social development and adaptive development. The statement must be based on information from assessments using professionally acceptable objective criteria.

(b)

A statement of major outcomes or annual goals and short-term objectives expected to be achieved for the child and family related to:

(A)

Meeting the child’s needs that result from the child’s disability to enable the child to participate in appropriate activities;

(B)

Meeting each of the child’s other developmental needs that result from the child’s disability.

(c)

For a child under age three, a statement of the specific early intervention services, based on scientifically based research to the extent practicable, to be provided for the child and to the family to advance toward attaining the major outcomes or annual goals (including pre-literacy, language, and numeracy skills, as developmentally appropriate for the child).

(d)

For a child age three and older, the IFSP contains IEP content including, a statement of ECSE and related services and supplementary aids and services, based on peer-reviewed research to the extent practicable, to be provided to the child, or on behalf of the child, and a statement of the program modifications or supports for personnel that will be provided for the child:

(A)

To advance appropriately toward attaining the annual goals;

(B)

To participate in appropriate activities and to participate in extracurricular and other nonacademic activities; and

(C)

To be educated and participate with other children with disabilities and children without disabilities.

(e)

For a child under age three, with concurrence of the family, a statement of the family’s resources, priorities, concerns and goals related to enhancing the development of the child, based on information obtained through an assessment tool and also through an interview with those family members who elect to participate in the assessment.

(f)

The projected dates for initiation of services and modifications and the anticipated frequency, location, intensity, method and duration of the services as defined in OAR 581-015-2700 (Definitions — EI/ECSE Program) and modifications described in subsection (3)(d) of this rule and the payment arrangements, if any.

(g)

The name of the service coordinator from the profession, including service coordination, most immediately relevant to the child’s or family’s needs (or who is otherwise qualified to carry out all applicable EI/ECSE responsibilities) responsible for coordinating the involvement of the family and agencies in implementing early intervention and other services, including transition services. The contractor or subcontractor may:

(A)

Assign the same service coordinator who was appointed at the time that the child was initially referred for evaluation; or

(B)

Appoint a new service coordinator.

(h)

For a child under age three:

(A)

To the maximum extent appropriate, the natural environments in which early intervention services will be provided; and

(B)

A justification of the extent, if any, to which services will not be provided in a natural environment.

(i)

For a child age three and older, an explanation of the extent, if any, to which the child will not participate with children without disabilities in the regular class and activities described in subsection (3)(d) of this rule.

(j)

A statement of:

(A)

How the progress toward major outcomes or annual goals will be measured, including the criteria, procedures and timelines used to determine:

(i)

The degree to which progress toward achieving the outcomes or goals is being made; and

(ii)

Whether revisions of the outcomes or goals or services are necessary.

(B)

For a child age three and older, how the child’s parents will be regularly informed of:

(i)

Their child’s progress toward major outcomes or annual goals; and

(ii)

The extent to which that progress is sufficient to enable the child to achieve the outcomes or goals by the annual IFSP review date.

(k)

The steps to be taken and services provided to support the transition of the child from early intervention services to early childhood special education or other appropriate services, in accordance with OAR 581-015-2805 (EI and ECSE Transition), 581-015-2750 (Parent Participation — General — EI/ECSE Program), and 581-015-2810 (IFSP Meeting Procedures and Timelines).

(l)

The steps to be taken to support the transition of the child from early childhood special education to public schooling or other education setting, in accordance with OAR 581-015-2805 (EI and ECSE Transition), 581-015-2750 (Parent Participation — General — EI/ECSE Program), and 581-015-2810 (IFSP Meeting Procedures and Timelines).

(m)

A statement of other services, such as medical services, that the child may need but are not early intervention or early childhood special education services including the funding sources used in paying for those services or the steps to be taken to secure those services through public or private sources. This provision does not apply to routine medical services (e.g., immunizations, and “well-baby” care) unless a child needs those services and the services are not otherwise available or being provided.
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