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U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans

Initial IEP Team meeting for child under Part C (Sec. 300.321(f))

Comment: Several commenters recommended that the regulations require the public agency to inform parents of their right to request that the public agency invite their child's Part C service coordinator to the initial IEP Team meeting. One commenter recommended that the regulations require parents to be informed of this option in writing.

Discussion: Section 300.321(f), consistent with section 614(d)(1)(D) of the Act, requires the public agency, at the request of the parent, to send an invitation to the Part C service coordinator or other representatives of the Part C system to attend the child's initial IEP Team meeting. We believe it would be useful to add a cross-reference to Sec. 300.321(f) in Sec. 300.322 to emphasize this requirement.

Changes: We have added a cross-reference to Sec. 300.321(f) in Sec. 300.322.