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personnel to determine a child’s initial and continuing

eligibility under this part, consistent with the definition

of infant or toddler with a disability in §303.21. An

initial evaluation refers to the child’s evaluation to

determine his or her initial eligibility under this part;

(ii) Assessment means the ongoing procedures used by

qualified personnel to identify the child’s unique

strengths and needs and the early intervention services appropriate to meet those needs throughout the period of

the child’s eligibility under this part and includes the

assessment of the child, consistent with paragraph (c)(1)

of this section and the assessment of the child’s family,

consistent with paragraph (c)(2) of this section; and

(iii) Initial assessment refers to the assessment of the child and the family assessment conducted prior to the

child’s first IFSP meeting.

(3)(i) A child’s medical and other records may be

used to establish eligibility (without conducting an evaluation of the child) under this part if those records

indicate that the child’s level of functioning in one or

more of the developmental areas identified in §303.21(a)(1)

constitutes a developmental delay or that the child otherwise meets the criteria for an infant or toddler with

a disability under §303.21. If the child’s Part C