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108 STAT. 3938 PUBLIC LAW 103-382—OCT. 20, 1994 "(10) The goals of the Nation properly include the goal of providing families of children with disabilities the family support necessary to accomplish the following: "(A) To support the family, "(B) To enable families of children with disabilities to nurture and enjoy their children at home, "(C) To enable families of children with disabilities to make informed choices and decisions regarding the nature of services, supports, and resources made available to such families, "(b) PURPOSES,—The purposes of this part are as follows: "(1) To provide financial assistance to the States to support systems change activities designed to assist each State to develop and implement, or expand and enhance, a family-centered and family-directed, culturally competent, community- centered, comprehensive, statewide system of family support for families of children with disabilities that is designed to— "(A) ensure the full participation, choice and control of families of children with disabilities in decisions related to the provision of such family support for their family; "(B) ensure the active involvement of families of children with disabilities in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of such a statewide system; "(C) increase the availability of, funding for, access to, and provision of family support for families of children with disabilities; "(D) promote training activities that are family-centered and family-directed and that enhance the ability of family members of children with disabilities to increase participation, choice, and control in the provision of family support for families of children with disabilities; "(E) increase and promote interagency coordination among State agencies, and between State agencies and private entities that are involved in carrying out activities under section 708; and "(F) increase the awareness of laws, regulations, policies, practices, procedures, and organizational structures, which facilitate or impede the availability or provision of family support for families of children with disabilities, "(2) To enhance the ability of the Federal Government to— "(A) identify Federal policies that facilitate or impede family support for families of children with disabilities, and that are consistent with the principles in subsection (0; "(B) provide States with technical assistance and information relating to the provision of family support for families of children with disabilities; "(C) conduct an evaluation of the program of grants to States; and "(D) provide funding for model demonstration and innovation projects, "(c) POLICY. —It is the policy of the United States that all programs, projects, and activities receiving assistance under this part shall be family-centered and family-directed and shall be carried out in a manner consistent with the following principles: