[Federal Register: May 6, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 87)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Federal Interagency Coordinating Council Meeting (FICC)

AGENCY: Federal Interagency Coordinating Council, Department of 
Education.

ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice describes the schedule and agenda of a forthcoming 
meeting of the Federal Interagency Coordinating Council, and invites 
people to participate. Notice of this meeting is required under section 
644(c) of the Reauthorization Individuals with Disabilities Education 
Act (IDEA) and is intended to notify the general public of their 
opportunity to attend this meeting. The meeting will be accessible to 
individuals with disabilities.

DATE AND TIME: Thursday, June 10, 1999, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

ADDRESS: Holiday Inn, 550 C Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202, near 
the Federal Center Southwest and L'Enfant metro stops.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Libby Doggett or Kim Lawrence, U.S. 
Department of Education, 330 C Street, SW, Room 3080, Switzer Building, 
Washington, DC 20202-2644. Telephone: (202) 205-5507. Individuals who 
use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call (202) 205-
9754.


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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Interagency Coordinating Council 
(FICC) is established under section 644(c) of the Reauthorization 
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. 1484a). The 
Council is established to: (1) Minimize duplication across Federal, 
State and local agencies of programs and activities relating to early 
intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities and 
their families and preschool services for children with disabilities; 
(2) ensure effective coordination of Federal early intervention and 
preschool programs, including Federal technical assistance and support 
activities; and (3) identify gaps in Federal agency programs and 
services and barriers to Federal interagency cooperation. To meet these 
purposes, the FICC seeks to: (1) Identify areas of conflict, overlap, 
and omissions in interagency policies related to the provision of 
services to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with disabilities; (2) 
develop and implement joint policy interpretations on issues related to 
infants, toddlers, and preschoolers that cut across Federal agencies, 
including modifications of regulations to eliminate barriers to 
interagency programs and activities; and (3) coordinate the provision 
of technical assistance and dissemination of best practice information. 
The FICC is chaired by the Assistant Secretary for Special Education 
and Rehabilitative Services.
    The FICC will attend to ongoing work including reports from a 
technical assistance survey and a Department of Defense Task Force. A 
list of Minimum Health Benefits for Children with Disabilities, which 
has been distributed to agencies and other organizations for comment, 
will be considered. A presentation by Marie Bristol on autism will also 
be held. New Family Representatives will be introduced.
    To request a packet of materials or accommodations such as 
interpreters for persons who are hearing impaired, materials in 
Braille, large print, or cassette please call Kim Lawrence at (202) 
205-5507 (voice) or (202) 205-9754 (TDD) my May 21, 1999.
    Summary minutes of the FICC meetings will be maintained and 
available for public inspection at the U.S. Department of Education, 
330 C Street, SW, Room 3080, Switzer Building, Washington, DC 20202-
2644, from the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays, except Federal 
Holidays.
Judith E. Heumann,
Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Service.
[FR Doc. 99-11417 Filed 5-05-99; 8:45 am]
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