Governor's Interagency Coordinating Council on Early Childhood Intervention
Also known as:
State Interagency Coordinating Council
Interagency Coordinating Council on Early Childhood Intervention
Active dates:1987 -
Function: Promotes interagency collaboration in the development of Minnesota's comprehensive, coordinated, multidisciplinary system of early intervention services for young children (under age five) with disabilities and their families. Advises and assists the Minnesota Department of Education and recommends policies to the governor, legislature, the State Agency Committee, and the Minnesota departments of Health and Human Services. (Source: Official communication from the office of the governor of the state of Minnesota, 21 September 1992)
An interagency coordinating council of at least 17, but not more than 25 members is established, in compliance with the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004) and M.S. 125A.28.
The members must be appointed by the governor.
Council members shall elect the council chair. The representative of the commissioner may not serve as the chair. The council must be composed of at least five parents, including persons of color, of children with disabilities under age 12, including at least three parents of a child with a disability under age seven; five representatives of public or private providers of services for children with disabilities under age five, including a special education director, county social service director, local Head Start director, and a community health services or public health nursing administrator; one member of the senate; one member of the house of representatives; one representative of teacher preparation programs in early childhood-special education or other preparation programs in early childhood intervention; at least one representative of advocacy organizations for children with disabilities under age five; one physician who cares for young children with special health care needs; one representative each from the commissioners of commerce, education, health, human services and economic security; one representative of the agency who deals with child care; and a representative from Indian health services or a tribal council.
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