The department of developmental disabilities shall do the following:
(A) Promote comprehensive statewide programs and services for persons with developmental disabilities and their families wherever they reside in the state. These programs shall include public awareness, prevention, assessment, treatment, training, and care.
(B) Provide administrative leadership for statewide services ;
(C) Develop and maintain, to the extent feasible, data on all services and programs that governmental and private agencies provide for persons with developmental disabilities;
Provide leadership to local authorities in planning and developing community-wide services for persons with developmental disabilities and their families;
(E) Promote programs of professional training and research in cooperation with other state departments, agencies, and institutions of higher learning;
(F) Serve as the "lead agency," as described by 20 U.S.C. 1435(a)(10), to implement the state's part C early intervention services program, through which early intervention services are provided to eligible infants and toddlers in accordance with part C of the "Individuals with Disabilities Education Act," 20 U.S.C. 1431 et seq., and regulations implementing that part in 34 C.F.R. part 303.
Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 483, §101.01, eff. 10/12/2016.
Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 158, §1, eff. 10/12/2016.
Amended by 128th General Assemblych.28, SB 79, §1, eff. 10/6/2009.
Effective Date: 09-22-2000