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implementation of Part C of the Act, such as the individuals whom the State is serving and the funding sources used to pay for the provision of early intervention services.

We have retained in §303.101(c) the long-standing

Departmental policy of requiring a State to obtain approval of policies and procedures that must be submitted to the Secretary prior to implementation. The purpose of the

Secretary’s review is to ensure that State policies and

procedures are consistent with the Act, thereby ensuring that the rights of infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families are protected and the responsibilities of lead agencies, EIS providers, and parents are explicitly defined.

Changes: None.

Transition to preschool and other programs (§303.209)

Application requirements (§303.209(a))

Comment: None.

Discussion: Upon further review of §303.209, we determined

that it would be helpful to clarify that the transition

requirements in §303.209 apply to all toddlers with

disabilities before those toddlers turn three years old, including those toddlers with disabilities served by States

that elect to provide services pursuant to §303.211.