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educational costs to our society, including our nation’s

schools, by minimizing the need for special education and related services after infants and toddlers with

disabilities reach school age. Thus, new §303.302(a)(3)

(proposed §303.301(a)(3)) does not require a determination

as to whether a specific infant or toddler with a disability will or will not require future services, but rather reflects one of the critical findings underlying Part C of the Act.

Changes: None.

Comment: None.

Discussion: We have made a minor change to new §303.302(b)

(1)(i) (proposed §303.301(b)(1)(i)) to clarify that the

coordination with tribes, tribal organizations, and consortia is for the purpose of identifying infants and toddlers with disabilities in the State based, in part, on the information provided by these entities to the lead

agency under §303.731(e)(1).

Changes: We have revised the parenthetical in new

§303.302(b)(1)(i) (proposed §303.301(b)(1)(i)) by adding

the words “to identify infants and toddlers with

disabilities in the State based, in part, on” before the

words “the information provided.”

Comment: Many commenters supported retaining the