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initial assessment of the child and the initial IFSP

meeting must be conducted within 45 days of the child’s

referral to the Part C program. (However, as provided

under §303.209(b)(1)(iii), if a child is referred less than

45 days prior to his or her third birthday, the lead agency is not required to evaluate the child; instead, if the child may be eligible for services under Part B of the Act, the lead agency, with parental consent, is required to refer the child to the Part B program.)

Section 303.342(e) requires that when a child is determined eligible for Part C services and the parent consents to the provision of Part C services identified on

the child’s IFSP, the lead agency must ensure that those

early intervention services are available and provided to the child.

Changes: None.

Central directory (§303.117)

Comment: Some commenters objected to proposed §303.117,

regarding the central directory being published on the lead

agency’s Web site because many families may not have access

to a computer. The commenters recommended that we require lead agencies to disseminate printed central directories. Two of these commenters requested that we specify the means, other than through a Web site, by which lead