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Department Directive 01-061520: Extension of Early Start Services

Post Date:June 16, 2020

Pursuant to Governor Gavin Newsom’s Proclamation of a State of Emergency dated March 4, 2020, and Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-25-20 issued on March 12, 2020, DDS issues this Directive to regional centers waiving certain requirements of the California Early Intervention Services Act (CEISA). The Department recognizes the transition to special education services for children at age three may be delayed as local schools face challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Any requirements of the CEISA, including Government Code section 95014(a), mandating early intervention services end at age three are hereby waived. This waiver only applies for children who have received Early Start services through regional centers and reached their third birthday during the COVID-19 State of Emergency. Regional centers must continue to work with local schools to transition children to educational services pursuant to existing regulations.

Read the entire directive here.