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State. An analysis of trends in the annual count and in census data for this age range indicates that the States will serve approximately 352,000 children under Part C of the Act in fiscal year 2011. Based on these estimates, we estimate that savings from this change could be as much as $24.6 million.

Since the BLS health care and social assistance personnel category is broad and may overestimate salaries for service coordinators, we also examined available data on wages and salaries for early intervention specialists employed by non-profit organizations, school districts, private companies, State and local governments, and colleges and universities to derive a lower-bound estimate

for these savings based on an hourly wage of $14.60.3 Using

the BLS estimate of fringe benefit costs for health care and social assistance personnel of $12.67 per hour, the lower-bound estimate of the savings from this change would be $19.2 million per year.

Section 303.409(c)-- Fees for Records

Section 303.409(c) requires the lead agency to provide parents with a copy of each evaluation, assessment, and IFSP pertaining to their child at no cost to the parents as

3 Estimate based on an analysis of early intervention specialist salaries

conducted by the PayScale Corporation and updated on November 12, 2010 (www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Early_Intervention_Specialist/Salary).