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The service coordinator, or other trained provider, is responsible for seeing that parents are informed about the procedural safeguards that protect their rights throughout the early intervention process. It is critical that parents be given their rights and understand them. The context and manner in which this information is shared should set the stage for future positive interactions. The following activity is an opportunity for you to practice providing understandable explanations of procedural safeguards to families.

For each of the following procedural safeguards in Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) write down how you would explain it in an understandable way to families. For more information on each procedural safeguard, click on the link to go to the corresponding federal regulation. Refer back to the Summary of Procedural Safeguards - Part C Notice for additional information.