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requires the CSPD to include training related to assisting families in enhancing the development of their children, and in participating fully in the development and implementation of IFSPs. The commenters stated that, if such training is included in the regulations, it should be required and not optional. One commenter recommended that this section include training for parents concerning their rights, identifying functional outcomes, and IFSP processes.

Discussion: The 2004 amendments of the Act revised section

635(a)(8) of the Act to mandate that each State’s CSPD

include three specific personnel training components. In the NPRM, we added as an optional training component in

§303.118(b)(3) the training of personnel to support

families in participating fully in the development and

implementation of the child’s IFSP because it was important

to retain this component from current §303.360(b)(4)(iii).

However, we recognize that the Act identifies only three mandatory components and believe that States should have the flexibility to identify appropriate personnel training components of their CSPD. In reviewing the introduction and paragraph (a) of this section, we have made additional edits for clarification that are not substantive.

Changes: We have made technical edits to the introductory