[Federal Register: February 10, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 28)]
[Page 6594]
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Federal Interagency Coordinating Council Meeting (FICC)

AGENCY:  Federal Interagency Coordinating Council, Education.

ACTION:  Notice of a public meeting.


SUMMARY:  This notice describes the schedule and agenda of a
forthcoming meeting of the Federal Interagency Coordinating Council
(FICC), and invites people to participate. Notice of this meeting is
required under section 644(c) of the Individuals with Disabilities
Education Act (IDEA) and is intended to notify the general public of
their opportunity to attend the meeting. The meeting will be accessible
to individuals with disabilities. The FICC will attend to ongoing work
including reports from committees and task forces. A Policy Forum on
Assessment of Children with Special Needs sponsored by the Maternal and
Child Health Bureau (MCH), will be held on Thursday morning from 9
a.m.-12 noon in the Rm 1E110 of US Department of Education, 400
Maryland Ave., SW; Washington, DC 20202. The meeting is open to the

DATE AND TIME: FICC Meeting: Thursday, March 2, 2000 from 2 to 5 p.m.

ADDRESSES:  U.S. Dept. of Education; Barnard Auditorium; 400 Maryland
Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20202 (near the Federal Center Southwest and
L'Enfant metro stops).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Bobbi Stettner-Eaton or Obral Vance--
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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  The Federal Interagency Coordinating
Council (FICC) is established under section 644(c) of the 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 meeting of the FICC is open to the public and will be
physically accessible. Anyone requiring accommodations such as an
interpreter, materials in Braille, large print, or cassette please call
Obral Vance at (202) 205-5507 (voice) or (202) 205-9754 (TDD) ten days
in advance of the meeting.
    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

Judith E. Heumann,
Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
[FR Doc. 00-3001 Filed 2-9-00; 8:45 am]