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under this part to children with disabilities after the age of three in accordance with section 635(c)(2)(G) of the Act

and §303.211.)” from new §303.302(c)(1)(ii)(A) (proposed

§303.301(c)(1)(ii)(I)) and §303.303(c)(11) (proposed


Changes: We have removed the parenthetical referencing

section 635(c)(2)(G) of the Act and §303.211 from new

§303.302(c)(1)(ii)(A) and §303.303(c)(11).

Comment: Several commenters recommended adding the

Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to the list of

programs with which the lead agency must coordinate its

child find activities in new §303.302(c)(1)(ii) (proposed

§303.301(c)(1)(ii)) because many children with disabilities

participate in CHIP. A few commenters requested adding State Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) systems to this list as well.

Discussion: We agree with commenters that coordinating with the CHIP programs and State Early Hearing Detection Intervention (EHDI) systems can assist the lead agency in its child find responsibilities to identify infants and toddlers with disabilities. The addition of these two programs in the child find coordination provision in new

§303.302(c)(1)(ii) does not mean that these entities are

“participating agencies” under §303.403 if they function as