BabyNet State and Federal Reporting
Pursuant to Executive Order 2016-20, the lead agency designation for South Carolina’s Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C program, known in South Carolina as “BabyNet,” will be transferred from South Carolina First Steps to School Readiness to the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, effective July 1, 2017.
CLICK HERE to visit the DHHS BabyNet website
State Performance Plan
Section 616 of the IDEA requires that each state submit a six-year State Performance Plan or SPP. The SPP must be developed and modified with broad stakeholder input and approved by the US Dept. of Education Office of Special Education Programs. Progress on the SPP is reported in the state’s Annual Performance Reports or APR.
Performance Plan 2010-
Performance Plan 2015-
Annual State Performance Reports
Each year, progress on South Carolina’s BabyNet Early Intervention System’s Performance Plan on SPP is reported to the US Dept. of Education Office of Special Education Programs in an Annual Performance Report (APR). Each APR is developed with broad stakeholder input.
Federal Determinations and Monitoring Reports
Each year the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) uses an Annual Performance Report and other data to make “determinations” about how states are meeting the requirements of the IDEA. South Carolina’s BabyNet Early Intervention System’s determiniation letters are located here.
Annual Local Performance Reports and Determinations
Section 616 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that each state report data to the public by early intervention programs. Just like the Office of Special Education Programs at the US Dept. of Education, each state makes determinations about how local programs are meeting the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Educaiton Act (IDEA). These annual “determinations” are required by Section 616 of the IDEA and are based on a variety of data.
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Proviso 117.99 of the FY16 General Appropriations Act requires First Steps to document its implementation of the SC Legislative Audit Council’s August 2011 BabyNet recommendations and to work with BabyNet partner agencies to prepare an annual interagency fiscal report to the General Assembly. View the most recent status reports below.
Proviso 1.96 of the FY16 General Appropriations Act required First Steps to prepare a report documenting BabyNet system compliance and fiscal needs. The final report can be viewed below.