Alaska Statutes.
Title 47. Welfare, Social Services and Institutions
Chapter 20. Special Services For Certain Children
Section 90. Finding and Evaluating Eligible Participants.
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AS 47.20.090. Finding and Evaluating Eligible Participants.

(a) The department shall establish a comprehensive system for finding children and their families who are eligible for services under AS 47.20.060 - 47.20.290. This child find system must

(1) include a public awareness program focusing on early identification of developmentally delayed and disabled children under three years of age;

(2) provide for participation by primary referral sources; and

(3) include procedures with timelines for referral of eligible participants to service providers.

(b) The department shall, within 45 days after a child's referral for services under (a) of this section, ensure that all affected public agencies and service providers

(1) provide for a comprehensive multidisciplinary evaluation of the functioning of the child and the needs of the child's family so that the family can appropriately assist in the development of the child;

(2) in consultation with the child's parents, develop a written individualized service plan that identifies how the needs of the child and the family could be met.

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