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disability will differ depending upon which program listed

in §303.344(h) the IFSP Team selects. The transition plan

is part of the IFSP and must meet the content requirements

in §303.344. The IFSP Team must identify in the IFSP

appropriate steps for the toddler and his or her family to

exit the program and any transition services. Therefore,

the phrase “as appropriate” gives the IFSP Team the

flexibility to make an individualized determination as to what (not whether) transition steps and services are appropriate for each toddler with a disability.

Changes: None.

Comment: None.

Discussion: Based on further review of §303.209(d)(2), we

have determined that it is appropriate to clarify that a transition plan referred to in this section is actually a part of an IFSP and not a separate document. Consistent with section 636(a) of the Act, the IFSP must include a description of the appropriate transition services for the infant or toddler.

Changes: We have added the phrase “in the IFSP” following

the words “transition plan” in §303.209(d)(2). We also

have added section 636(a)(3) of the Act (20 U.S.C. 1436(a) (3)) to the authority citation for this section.

Comment: A few commenters requested that the term