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States’ and Territories’ Definitions of/Criteria for IDEA Part C Eligibility

This table summarizes states’ and territories’ definitions of/criteria for IDEA Part C eligibility. It includes states’ web links to the definitions/criteria, level of developmental delay required for eligibility, and whether the state serves children who are at-risk.

This resource can be used for national comparative analysis and to help states understand the state-to-state differences in percentage of population served. Because it provides states with information on each state’s criteria, it is also is useful for states considering changing their eligibility criteria.

Published by: Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Center

Part C Eligibility Table