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Terms Used In Arizona Laws 41-2021

1. "Early intervention programs and services" means developmental services that are provided under public supervision at no cost, except if federal or state law provides for a system of payments by families, and that are designed to meet one or more of an infant’s or toddler’s developmental needs.

2. "Infants and toddlers" means children from birth to thirty-six months of age who need early intervention programs and services because they have either of the following:

(a) A developmental need as evidenced by experiencing developmental delays, as measured by appropriate diagnostic instruments and procedures, in one or more of the following areas:

(i) Cognitive development.

(ii) Physical development.

(iii) Language and speech development.

(iv) Psychosocial development.

(v) Self-help skills.

(b) A diagnosed physical or mental condition that has a high probability of resulting in developmental delays.

3. "Interagency coordinating council for infants and toddlers" means the council established by order of the governor in accordance with federal law.