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“family training and home visits” in the definitions of all

other services that are critical components of early intervention service delivery.

Discussion: Adding references to “family training and home

visits” throughout the regulations is not necessary because

§303.13(b)(3) makes clear that family training, counseling,

and home visits are an early intervention service that may be provided under Part C of the Act. However, the determination of whether these particular services are provided to a family is made by the IFSP Team in accordance

with the provisions in §§303.340 through 303.346.

Accordingly, adding references to family training and home visits or other specific early intervention services in other sections of the regulations would not be appropriate.

Changes: None.

Comment: One commenter recommended adding language to

§303.13(b)(3) to provide that any training must be provided

to all family members.

Discussion: The use of the word “family” in this

definition is broad enough to encompass all family members if the IFSP Team determines that it is appropriate to provide training to all family members. Further, the decision about whether a family member receives training must be made by the IFSP Team in accordance with section