Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 105 Part 1.djvu/625

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PUBLIC LAW 102-119—OCT. 7, 1991 105 STAT. 597 SEC. 14. INDIVIDUALIZED FAMILY SERVICE PLAN. Section 677 (20 U.S.C. 1477) is amended— (1) in subsection (a)— (A) by redesignating paragraph (2) as paragraph (3); (B) by striking paragraph (1); and (C) by inserting before paragraph (3) (as so redesignated) the following new paragraphs: "(1) a multidisciplinary assessment of the unique strengths and needs of the infant or toddler and the identification of services appropriate to meet such needs, "(2) a family-directed assessment of the resources, priorities, and concerns of the family and the identification of the supports and services necessary to enhance the family's capacity to meet the developmental needs of their infant or toddler with a disability, and"; (2) in subsection (d)— (A) in paragraph (1), by striking "language and speech development, psychosocial development, and self-help skills, and inserting "communication development, social or emotional development, and adaptive development,"; (B) in paragraph (2), by striking "strengths and needs" and inserting "resources, priorities, and concerns"; (C)(i) by redesignating paragraphs (5) through (7) as paragraphs (6) through (8), respectively; and (ii) by inserting after paragraph (4) the following new paragraph: "(5) a statement of the natural environments in which early intervention services shall appropriately be provided,"; and (D) in paragraph (7) (as redesignated by subparagraph (C)(i) of this paragraph)— (i) by inserting after "manager" the following: "(hereafter in this part referred to as the 'service coordinator')"; and (ii) by inserting after "needs" the following: "(or who is otherwise qualified to carry out all applicable responsibilities under this part)"; and (3) by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection: "(e) PARENTAL CONSENT.—The contents of the individualized family service plan shall be fully explained to the parents or guardian and informed written consent from such parents or guardian shall be obtained prior to the provision of early intervention services described in such plan. If such parents or guardian do not provide such consent with respect to a particular early intervention service, then the early intervention services to which such consent is obtained shall be provided.". SEC. 15. STATE APPLICATION AND ASSURANCES. Section 678 (20 U.S.C. 1478) is amended— (1) in subsection (a)— (A)(i) by redesignating paragraph (7) as paragraph (9); (ii) by redesignating paragraphs (2) through (6) as paragraphs (3) through (7), respectively; and (iii) by inserting after paragraph (1) the following new paragraph: "(2) a designation by the State of an individual or entity responsible for assigning financial responsibility among appropriate agencies,"; and