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having a disability. It is important for a lead agency to have some flexibility in determining how best to implement screening in its State and, therefore, it is the

Department’s position that mandating re-screening is not


Changes: None.

Comment: Two commenters requested clarification as to why

the phrase “except for parents” was included in new

§303.320(b)(1) (proposed §303.303(b)(1)), given that

parents are a vital source of information in identifying whether a child is suspected of having a disability.

Discussion: We agree that parents are a valuable source of

information in determining whether a child is suspected of having a disability. Therefore, we have removed the

parenthetical in new §303.320(b)(1) (proposed §303.303(b)


Changes: The phrase “except for parents” has been removed

from new §303.320(b)(1) (proposed §303.303(b)(1)).

Comment: None.

Discussion: To clarify that screening may be conducted by the lead agency or EIS provider, we have decided to use the

terms “lead agency” or “EIS provider” in lieu of the

reference to “public agency, early intervention service

provider, and designated primary source” in new §303.320(b)