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EI Rule 500

The requirements contained in this Rule are to define implementation of the Early Intervention Services System Act [325 ILCS 20] (hereafter "Act"), and Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) (20 USC 1400 et seq., as amended in 1997). The requirements describe the statewide early intervention service program for children, birth to 36 months old, who have disabilities due to developmental delay, have an eligible mental or physical condition that typically results in developmental delay, or have been determined through informed clinical judgment to be at risk of substantial developmental delay. Click the following link for more specific information on all parts of EI Rule 500:

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Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood Education
20 Horrabin Hall
Western Illinois University
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Phone:  800-701-0995
Fax:  309-298-3066

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