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conference. Under 34 CFR 300.124(c) of the Part B regulations, each LEA must participate in the transition conference arranged by the lead agency under section 637(a)

(9)(A)(ii)(II) of the Act and §303.209(c). Thus, the

requirements under Parts B and C of the Act provide adequately for the participation of the LEA in the transition conference.

Changes: We have added a new §303.209(e) to require that

the transition conference conducted under paragraph (c) of this section or the meeting to develop the transition plan under paragraph (d) of this section (which conference and meeting may be combined into one meeting) must meet the

IFSP meeting and participant requirements in §§303.342(d)

and (e) and 303.343(a).

Program options and transition plan (§303.209(d))

Comment: One commenter recommended that the regulations clarify that a child transitioning from Part C services to Part B services must not have a gap in services during the summer months.

Discussion: Once a toddler with a disability who received services under Part C of the Act turns three and is eligible for Part B preschool services under section 619 of

the Act, that toddler may receive services that are

provided as either: (1) Part C services by the lead agency