FR Doc 04-3149
[Federal Register: February 13, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 30)]
[Page 7209-7210]
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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). 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 educational services for young children with 
autism and their families. The meeting will be open and accessible to 
the general public.

Date and Time: FICC Meeting: Thursday, March 18, 2004 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.

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 families and preschool services for children with disabilities; 
(2) ensure effective coordination of Federal early

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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.
    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 
    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.

Troy R. Justesen,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Education and 
Rehabilitative Services.
[FR Doc. 04-3149 Filed 2-12-04; 8:45 am]