ERIC Number: ED452663
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
FICC Parents Reach Out.
Early Childhood Bulletin, Spr 1997
Reauthorization of P.L. 99-457, which became the Individuals with Disabilities Act Amendments of 1991, mandated the establishment of the Federal Interagency Coordinating Council (FICC) in order to help mobilize all available resources to assure appropriate services for the nation's infants and young children with disabilities and their families. This issue of the "Early Childhood Bulletin" describes the work of parents on the FICC. Each parent on the FICC has a work plan to reach out to State ICCs (SICCs), state ICC parents, and other parent leaders in the states assigned to them. In addition to introducing these parents, this issue describes the history and mission of the FICC and reports on the work done by FICC parents in a meeting with state ICC parents held in Washington, D.C. in November 1996. The paper describes two major concerns discussed by the group as a whole, including: (1) issues of confidentiality; and (2) issues of support for parents serving on state and local councils. Also included are an FICC overview (Connie Garner), a short biographical sketch of Judith E. Heumann, Assistant Secretary of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, and comments by Congressman Major Owens on the importance of Parent Training and Information Centers. (SG)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Agency Role, Coordination, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Information Centers, Parent Empowerment, Parent Participation, Preschool Education, Public Policy, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.nectas.unc.edu.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Policymakers
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Early Education Program for Children with Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System, Chapel Hill, NC.; Federation for Children with Special Needs, Boston, MA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act