FR Doc 03-28587
[Federal Register: November 17, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 221)]
[Notices]               
[Page 64866-64867]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Federal Interagency Coordinating Council Meeting

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 (FICC). Notice 
of this meeting is intended to inform members of the general public of 
their opportunity to attend the meeting. The FICC will engage in policy 
discussions related to health services for young children with 
disabilities and their families. This meeting was originally scheduled 
for September 18, 2003, but was cancelled due to the threat of 
Hurricane Isabel. The meeting will be open and accessible to the 
general public.
    Date and Time: FICC Meeting: Thursday, December 11, 2003, from 9 
a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: American Institutes for Research, 1000 Thomas Jefferson 
Street, NW., Conference Rooms B & C, 2nd Floor Washington, DC 20007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Obral Vance, U.S. Department of 
Education, 330 C Street, SW., Room 3090, Switzer Building, Washington, 
DC 20202. Telephone: (202) 205-5507 (press 3).
    Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) 
may call (202) 205-5637.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FICC is established under section 644 of 
the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. 1444). The 
FICC 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

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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 Dr. Robert Pasternack, Assistant Secretary for 
Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
    Individuals who need accommodations for a disability in order to 
attend the meeting (i.e., interpreting services, assistive listening 
devices, material in alternative format) should notify Obral Vance at 
(202) 205-5507 (press 3) or (202) 205-5637 (TDD) ten days in advance of 
the meeting. The meeting location is accessible to individuals with 
disabilities.
    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 3090, Switzer Building, Washington, DC 20202, 
from the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays, except Federal holidays.

Robert H. Pasternack,
Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
[FR Doc. 03-28587 Filed 11-14-03; 8:45 am]

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