Identification of Children with Significant Developmental Delays (SDD)
Public hearings to consider changes in the eligibility criteria for SDD have been conducted during September and October of 2007. Comments are being summarized. Until statutory changes are made, the current rule and guidance remains in effect.
When a five-year-old child, identified as having a significant developmental delay (SDD), turns six during the school year, an IEP team does not have convene to determine if the child is still eligible for special education if...
- the child turns 6 years of age after September 1 and
- the child is not yet due for re-evaluation.
Prior to the following school year, the IEP team must convene to determine whether the child is eligible for special education services.