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removed because, according to the commenter, it is always appropriate to provide training and technical assistance to the family of an infant or toddler with a disability who receives assistive technology services.

Discussion: The language referenced by the commenter in

§303.13(b)(1)(ii)(E) is substantively unchanged from

language in current §303.12(d)(1)(v). We do not agree that

providing training to a family of an infant or toddler with a disability who is receiving an assistive technology service will always be appropriate. For example, if training already has been provided to a family about an assistive technology device and the family is familiar with its use, the IFSP Team may determine that it is not necessary to train family members again. As part of the

family-directed assessment under §303.321, the IFSP Team

(which includes the parent) determines whether training is necessary. The family assessment identifies the resources, priorities, and concerns and the supports and services necessary to enhance a family's capacity to meet the developmental needs of the infant or toddler with a disability, including whether training of family members regarding assistive technology services is appropriate or necessary.

Changes: None.