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and implementation of the IFSP, under §§303.342 through


Subpart D follows the general chronological order of the pre-referral, referral, and post-referral components of the Part C statewide system. Specifically, this subpart begins by describing the required public awareness program (part of the pre-referral process) and ends with a requirement that public agencies and EIS providers that are directly responsible for providing early intervention services to a child make good faith efforts to assist that

child in achieving the outcomes in the child’s IFSP (part

of the post-referral process). In this way, we intend subpart D of these regulations to provide the framework for effectively identifying, locating, and providing early intervention services to all eligible infants and toddlers with disabilities.

Changes: We have added new §303.300 to identify and

distinguish between the pre-referral, referral, and post- referral components of a statewide early intervention system. Section 303.300 states that the statewide comprehensive, coordinated, multidisciplinary interagency system to provide early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families required

in §303.1 must include the following components: (a) Pre-