ERIC Number: ED377606
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Getting Started: Developing a Local Interagency Coordinating Council. Bridging Early Services Transition Project--Outreach. First Steps.
This handbook offers a set of practical ideas and their philosophical underpinnings, designed to assist community groups which desire to form interagency coordinating councils. A Local Interagency Coordinating Council (LICC) works to develop, coordinate, and provide a community-based, comprehensive system of services for young children with disabilities and their families. The handbook begins with a list of benefits of interagency collaboration, possible outcomes of collaboration, the purpose of the LICC, potential LICC members, and responsibilities of agencies and staff involved. Information is provided on planning and conducting the first meeting, identifying community needs, writing a mission statement, understanding group processes, establishing effective organizational structures, funding, and linking with statewide systems. Appendices list belief statements of Missouri's First Steps program, terms and acronyms, LICC services, sources of funding information for interagency cooperation in Missouri, and addresses and telephone numbers of Missouri LICCs and related agencies. Appendices also provide a sample interagency agreement, membership worksheets, tips for parent involvement, planning tools for meetings, sample mission statements, group process surveys, and sample by-laws. (Contains 16 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Early Education Program for Children with Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: Associated Colleges of Central Kansas, McPherson.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri