Oregon State Interagency Coordinating Council (SICC) - Who we are and what we do!
Purpose:To support the ongoing development of quality statewide services for young children and their families. (By Authority of IDEA and ORS 343.499.)
Responsibilities:Advise appropriate agencies on the unmet needs in early childhood special education and early intervention programs for children with disabilities, review and comment publicly on any rules proposed by the State Department of Education, the distribution of funds for the programs, and assist in developing and reporting data on and evaluation of the programs and services, assist in the development and implementation of policies that constitute a statewide system, and assist all appropriate agencies in achieving full participation, coordination, and cooperation for implementation of statewide system.
Membership:Parents of children with disabilities under the age of 12 years receiving EI/ECSE services; public or private providers of early intervention and early childhood special education services; one member of the Legislative Assembly; representative from personnel preparation; state agencies involved in the provision of services for preschool children with disabilities including, Department of Education, Mental Health and Developmental Disability Services Division, Children's Services Division, the Health Division, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs, Office of Medical Assistance Programs, Adult and Family Services Division, Department of Consumer and Business Services, Oregon Community Children and Youth Services Commission and the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center of the Oregon Health Sciences University; one representative from Head Start and one representative from the State Advisory Council for Special Education.
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