Early Development Network: Technical Assistance Guidebook
Procedures described in this manual meet requirements for implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Act, Part C – Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities (IDEA-2004) and are based on the Nebraska Department of Education and Health and Human Services Administrative Codes 92 NAC 52 and 480 NAC 13.
A growing body of scientific evidence tells us that emotional development begins early in life, that it is a critical aspect of the development of overall brain architecture and that it has enormous consequences over the course of a lifetime.
Planning Region Teams provide the community level mechanism for planning and assisting with the implementation of the Early Intervention Act. The purpose of the Act is to support healthy families who are able to make their own decisions to have access to services and resources as early as possible.