Improving Systems, Practices and Outcomes

Interagency Coordinating Councils (ICCs)

IDEA requires that each state establish a state Interagency Coordinating Council, appointed by the Governor of the state, for the purpose of advising and assisting the Lead Agency in the implementation of the Part C program. The membership of the Council is specified in statute and regulations. Membership includes at least 20% parents of children with disabilities emphasizing the importance of family involvement in policy and program development.

IDEA 2004 Statutory Requirements for ICCs (Part C, Sec. 641). Subpart G of the PDF: Part C regulations released 9/28/11, provide information on the roles and responsibilities of SICCs.

PDF: ICC Overview, (2003), Jo Shackelford. This is an overview of the policies, programs and practices of State Interagency Coordinating Councils under IDEA.

PDF: Interagency Coordinating Council Roles and Responsibilities, by Gloria Harbin & Jacqui Van Horn, (1990), Carolina Policy Studies Program, FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill

PDF: Local Interagency Coordinating Councils: Purpose, Characteristics, and Level of Functioning, (1998), Gloria Harbin, Sharon Ringwalt, & Leandro Batista; This is a report of a survey of 57 Local ICCs in North Carolina, Coordination of Infant-Toddler-Preschool Services Questionnaire.

PDF: Opening Doors Through State Interagency Coordinating Councils: A Guide for Families, Communities and States, by Richard N. Roberts, Adrienne Akers, and Diane Behl of the Early Intervention Research Institute at Utah State University, (1999)


State ICC Chair Contact List

State ICC Staff Contact List

State ICC Web Sites

Parents on ICCs

PDF: Preparing to Share Your Family's Story, West Virginia Early Intervention Interagency Coordinating Council, (2012)

PDF: Enhancing Family Roles in EI Programs, Barbara Popper, (1997)

PDF: Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Parent Representation on Interagency Coordinating Councils, Judy Swett and Dai Xiong, NECTAC at PACER; Betsy Ayankoya and Jo Shackelford, NECTAC, (2004)

WWW: Parent Leadership Listserv: This listserv provides resources and information for parents in leadership positions at the local, state and federal level in the areas of early intervention and early childhood special education. Email addresses to subscribe and post messages provided.

Materials from the National Meetings of State ICC Chairs, Staff and Members

Materials from National ICC Meeting - February 6, 2005

Materials from National ICC Meeting - December 11, 2005

State Resources

Resources for SICCs

WWW: State Part B Advisory Panels – Resources on this site include archived webinars on topics of interest to members and staff to the State Interagency Coordinating Councils and the State Advisory Panels.

PDF: Understanding FERPA: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act as it Relates to the SEAP/ICC - A Primer for Panel and ICC Members, John Copenhaver (2008)

Acronyms - PDF: ICC/Early Start Acronyms (Rev. 2010) and PDF: Abbreviations (Acronyms) You May Need If You Have a Young Child with Special Needs (2007)

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