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not the SEA, the SEA and LEAs in that State would experience savings because they would be responsible for

providing services under Part B of the Act to fewer

children ages three through five, but this is not likely to result in overall savings for the State because the lead agency would incur higher costs, and the SEA and LEAs would still be required to maintain their Section 619 preschool programs to serve children with disabilities ages three through five years old who are not served under this option because parents have the right to choose between Part C or Part B services.

If a State elects to make Part C services available to

children ages three and older, §303.209(f)(2) requires the

State to make the annual notice required under §303.211(b)

(1) available to parents at the transition conference when the parent is presented with the initial option for the

child to receive services under §303.211 or under section

619 of the Act. Although this requirement adds to the cost of implementing the State option, we estimate that the costs would be insignificant, even if all States elected to exercise the option and proposed to make services available

to children until their 5th birthday.

Based on the experience of the two States that have already opted to make Part C services available to children