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TITLE 14. CALIFORNIA EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES ACT [95000 - 95029.5]

  ( Title 14 repealed and added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 945, Sec. 2. )

CHAPTER 9. Evaluation [95029 - 95029.5]
  ( Chapter 9 added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 945, Sec. 2. )

95029.
  

The State Department of Developmental Services and the State Department of Education shall ensure that an independent evaluation of the program and its structure is completed by October 1, 1996. The evaluation shall address the following issues:

(a) The efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the state administrative structure, the local interagency coordinating structure, and the mandatory program components.

(b) The degree to which programs and services provided through regional centers and local educational agencies fulfill the purpose of Part C of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

(c) The extent to which implementation of the program has resulted in improved services for infants and their families, and greater satisfaction with service delivery by families.

(d) The outcomes and effectiveness of family resource centers.

(e) The adequacy of the Part C funding models. The evaluation shall be funded with federal funds.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 56, Sec. 117. Effective January 1, 2008. Repealed conditionally as prescribed in Section 95003.)

95029.5.
  

(a) The State Department of Education shall conduct a study of the current methods of providing special instruction and other services to infants and toddlers who are deaf or hard of hearing. The study shall be funded, upon appropriation by the Legislature, by any available federal funds administered by the State Department of Education and shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following:

(1) The personnel utilized.

(2) The varying approaches utilized in providing services to individuals with single disabilities, as compared to the approaches used in providing services to individuals with multiple disabilities, including hearing impairments.

(3) The adequacy of the resources and personnel standards.

(4) The costs associated with ensuring that infants and toddlers who are deaf or hard of hearing received special instruction from credentialed teachers of the deaf.

(b) The department shall report to the Legislature by January 1, 2006, recommendations regarding how to best provide and fund appropriate quality services for these children.

(Added by Stats. 2004, Ch. 456, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2005. Repealed conditionally as prescribed in Section 95003.)

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