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this section was not meant to limit or decrease the level of assistance that a service coordinator would provide to an infant or toddler with a disability and his or her

family, we recognize that removing the phrase “serving as

the single point of contact in helping parents to obtain

the services and assistance they need” from the regulations

has caused concern and confusion. Therefore, we have clarified in these final regulations that the service coordinator is responsible for assisting parents of infants and toddlers with disabilities in obtaining access to needed early intervention services and other services identified in the IFSP. Additionally, for clarity, we have provided examples of activities that the service coordinator may engage in when assisting parents in obtaining access to needed early intervention services and other services identified in the IFSP.

We have further clarified that service coordination services assist and enable an infant or toddler with a

disability and the child’s family to receive the services

and rights, including procedural safeguards, required under Part C of the Act. Such activities include: (1) the coordination of early intervention services and other services that the child needs or is being provided; (2) conducting referral and other activities; (3) ensuring the