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participant requirements in §303.343(a).

States may choose, but are not required, to combine the transition conference with the meeting to develop the transition plan. It may make sense in many States to combine the transition conference and IFSP transition plan

meeting, particularly for children potentially eligible for

services under Part B of the Act, given that: (1) the LEA representative must attend the transition conference (under section 612(a)(9) of the Act and 34 CFR 300.124(c) of the Part B regulations); and (2) the SEA and LEA must ensure that an IEP is developed and implemented by age three for children with disabilities transitioning from Part C to Part B of the Act (under section 612(a)(9) of the Act and 34 CFR 300.101(b) and 300.124(b) of the Part B regulations). We do not require that the transition conference and meeting to develop the transition plan be combined because transition practices vary both between States and within States and it may not be appropriate for children not potentially eligible for services under Part B of the Act.

Changes: We have added new §303.209(e) to clarify that any

conference conducted under paragraph (c) of this section or the meeting to develop the transition plan under paragraph (d) of this section must meet the requirements in