FR Doc 04-19765
[Federal Register: August 30, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 167)]
[Page 52878-52879]
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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.

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The meeting will be open and accessible to the general public.
    Date and Time: FICC Meeting: Thursday, September 23, 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, 550 12th Street, SW., Room 4127, Washington, DC, 20202. 
Telephone: (202) 245-7559 (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 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) 245-7559 (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, 
550 12th Street, SW., Room 4127, 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. 04-19765 Filed 8-27-04; 8:45 am]