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intervention” before the word “service.” As noted in the

Analysis of Comments and Changes section discussing

§303.342(e), we have revised, in §303.344(f)(1), the

timeline that services begin “as soon as possible” after

parental consent (instead of “as soon as possible” after

the initiation date identified in the IFSP in current


Changes: We have replaced, in §303.344(f)(1), after the

words “as soon as possible” the phrase “after the IFSP

meetings described in §303.342” with the words “after the

parent consents to the service, as required.” We also have

added references to §303.342(e) and §303.420(a)(3).

Additionally, we have inserted the words “early

intervention” before the word “service.”

Service coordinator (§303.344(g))

Comment: One commenter requested that the regulations require service coordinators to be responsible for facilitating the full implementation of the IFSP. The commenter also requested that the regulations stipulate that the service coordinator for a particular infant or toddler with a disability may not be an EIS provider providing early intervention services to that particular infant or toddler with a disability.

Discussion: Section 303.344(g), when read together with