ERIC Number: ED452658
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Primer for New ICC Parents.
Early Childhood Bulletin, Fall-Win 1991-1992
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that each state participating in the federal early intervention program establish a state interagency coordinating council (ICC) to assist and advise the state lead agencies in achieving a coordinated service delivery system. When IDEA was reauthorized in 1991, by the passage of P.L. 102-119, it mandated that at least 20 percent of the members of each ICC be parents of children with disabilities. This documents reviews and answers the questions most frequently asked by new parent ICC members. It is intended to be an introduction for parent members as they become familiar with the workings of the ICC. Questions answered include: (1) What is the Interagency Coordinating Council and how does it relate to young children in my state? (2) What can I read to help me understand the law? (3) Who else serves on the ICC? (4) Should I contact past parent members? (5) Are there local ICCs, what is their role, and how do we communicate with their members? (6) What information should I get about my ICC? (7) What is my role on the ICC? (8) What is NECTAS and how can it help me as an ICC member? A list of introductory resources is included. (SG)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Agency Cooperation, Agency Role, Coordination, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Parent Empowerment, Parent Participation, Preschool Education, Services, Technical Assistance
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System (NECTAS), 137 E. Franklin St., Suite 500, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3628. Tel: 919-962-8426 (Voice); Tel: 877-574-3194 (TDD); Fax: 919-966-7463; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.nectas.unc.edu.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Policymakers
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Early Education Program for Children with Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: Federation for Children with Special Needs, Boston, MA.; National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System, Chapel Hill, NC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act