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with regard to an early intervention service, the IFSP Team must provide, in the IFSP, an appropriate justification for that decision.

Consistent with section 635(a)(16)(B) of the Act and

under §303.344(d)(ii)(B), the setting for the provision of

early intervention services under Part C of the Act is made by the IFSP Team. It is the responsibility of the IFSP Team (which includes the parent and may include other family members who are invited by the parent under

§303.343) to determine the most appropriate setting where

each early intervention service will be provided for an

infant or toddler with a disability based on the child’s

unique needs and outcomes.

Under §303.343(a), family members may attend an IFSP

meeting if requested by the parent, and if feasible to do

so. Thus, we decline to revise §303.126 to include family

members, as suggested by one of the commenters, because a parent--not the lead agency--determines whether to invite additional family members to IFSP meetings.

Concerning the commenter who suggested that early intervention services could not be provided in a setting other than the natural environment and the commenters who conversely requested that the regulations clarify that early intervention services may be provided in a setting