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i-JLfete.- PUBLIC LAW 101-476—OCT. 30, 1990 104 STAT. 1121 private agencies, as determined by the Secretary to be appropriate, to address the needs of children and youth with deaf-blindness, for— "(1) research to identify and meet the full range of special needs of such children and youth; and "(2) the development and demonstration of new, or improvements in existing methods, approaches, or techniques that would contribute to the adjustment and education of children and youth with deaf-blindness.". SEC. 303. EARLY EDUCATION FOR HANDICAPPED CHILDREN. (a) AMENDMENTS TO SUBSECTION (a). —Section 623(a)(l) (20 U.S.C. 1423(a)(l)) is amended— (1) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), in the first sentence, by striking 'problems of such children." and inserting "needs of these children."; (2) in subparagraph (A), by inserting "or other communication mode and" after "speech"; and (3) in subparagraph (B), by inserting before "encourage" the following: provide family education and include a parent or their representative of such child, as well as"; (4) in subparagraph (C), by striking "problems" and inserting "special needs"; (5) in subparagraph (D)— (A) by inserting after "practices" the following: ", including interdisciplinary models and practices,"; and (B) by inserting before the comma the following: "and to the parents of such children"; (6) in subparagraph (E), by inserting before the period the following: ", including the involvement of adult role models with disabilities at all levels of the program"; and (7) by striking out "and" at the end of subparagraph (D), by striking out the period at the end of subparagraph (E) and inserting in lieu thereof a comma, and by adding after subparagraph (E) the following: "(F) facilitate and improve the early identification of infants and toddlers with disabilities or those infants and toddlers at risk of having developmental disabilities, "(G) facilitate the transition of infants with disabilities or infants at risk of having developmental delays, from medical care to early intervention services, and the transition from early intervention services to preschool special education or regular education services (especially where the lead agency for early intervention programs under part H is not the State educational agency), "(H) promote the use of assistive technology devices and assistive technology services, where appropriate, to enhance the development of infants and toddlers with disabilities, and "(I) increase the understanding of, and address, the early intervention and preschool needs of children exposed prenatally to maternal substance abuse.". (b) AMENDMENTS TO SUBSECTION (b). —Section 623(b) (20 U.S.C. 1423(b)) is amended by adding at the end the following: "This technical assistance development system shall provide assistance to parents of and advocates for infants, toddlers, and children with disabilities, as well as direct service had administrative personnel involved with such children. Information from the system should be