Tuesday, December 22, 2009

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND COMMENT PERIOD

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND COMMENT PERIOD
INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES EDUCATION ACT, PART C
OMB NO. 1820-0550
The State of Indiana is accepting public comment on proposed revisions to the Individuals with Disabilities Act, Part C Cost Participation Procedures, to allow the option to suspend services for families with a past due amount of 60 days or more.
Notice is hereby given that, on January 20, 2010, a public hearing will be held. Oral testimony will begin at 10:00am, and will be limited to 10 minutes per person, to allow sufficient time for all interested parties to speak. Please bring a written copy of comments. If an accommodation is required to allow an individual with a disability to participate in this hearing, please contact Cathy Robinson at (317) 233-6094 in advance if possible.
The hearing will be held at:
Indiana Government Center South (IGCS) Auditorium
402 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Proposed revisions are on file with the Bureau of Child Development Services (BCDS). Interested persons may download copies via the “What’s New” section at www.firststeps.in.gov, or review them at First Steps System Point of Entry (SPOE) offices.
If interested parties cannot attend the hearing, written comments will be accepted beginning immediately and until January 27, 2010 (postmark or email date). They should include the name, title, and address of commenter, specific concerns, and recommended actions to be taken. Mailing address is: First Steps Early Intervention System, Bureau of Child Development Services, 402 W. Washington St., Room W-364, MS-51, Indianapolis, IN 46204, Attn: FS Cost Participation. Email submissions can be sent to the firststepsweb@fssa.in.gov.

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