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is an entity (whether public, private, or nonprofit) or individual that provides early intervention services under Part C of the Act, whether or not the entity or individual receives Federal funds under Part C of the Act.

Changing the abbreviation “EIS” for purposes of

referencing early intervention services is not necessary.

“EIS” is the long-standing, commonly accepted abbreviation

used in the field of early intervention and we do not

anticipate any confusion by the abbreviation’s continued

use in programs administered under Part C of the Act.

Changes: None.

Early intervention service provider (§303.12)

Comment: One commenter requested that the Department revise the regulations to clarify the distinction between

“early intervention service providers” as used in Part C of

the Act and “related services providers” as used in Part B

of the Act.

Discussion: Parts B and C of the Act have different purposes, eligibility criteria, and requirements and the services required by each program are already defined in each part respectively. Part C of the Act requires States to make available to infants and toddlers with disabilities early intervention services to meet their developmental needs. The terms early intervention services and EIS