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procedures under this part.

(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1439(a)(1))

§303.436 Parental rights in due process hearing

proceedings.

(a) General. Each lead agency must ensure that the parents of a child referred to Part C are afforded the rights in paragraph (b) of this section in the due process

hearing carried out under §303.430(d).

(b) Rights. Any parent involved in a due process hearing has the right to--

(1) Be accompanied and advised by counsel and by individuals with special knowledge or training with respect to early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities;

(2) Present evidence and confront, cross-examine, and compel the attendance of witnesses;

(3) Prohibit the introduction of any evidence at the hearing that has not been disclosed to the parent at least five days before the hearing;

(4) Obtain a written or electronic verbatim transcription of the hearing at no cost to the parent; and

(5) Receive a written copy of the findings of fact

and decisions at no cost to the parent.

(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1439(a))