Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC)
About Family Infant Toddler Interagency Coordinating Council
..The Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC) is federally mandated under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C to advise and assist the Early Childhood Education and Care Department in addressing the needs of New Mexico families of infants and toddlers with or at risk for developmental delay, or with developmental disabilities. ICC works in partnership with the Family Infant Toddler (FIT) Program.
The required and authorized activities of the ICC are listed in Subpart G of the IDEA regulations:
- 34 CFR §303.600 — Establishment of Council
- 34 CFR §303.601 — Composition
- 34 CFR §303.602 — Meetings
- 34 CFR §303.603 — Use of funds by the Council
- 34 CFR §303.604 — Functions of the Council—required duties
- 34 CFR §303.605 — Authorized activities by the Council
Please see the ICC Materials Library below for Relationship, Roles, and Responsibilities, and Interagency Coordinating Council: Bylaws for more information.
To address the needs of families of infants and toddlers with or at risk for developmental delay, the New Mexico Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC) will advise and assist in the implementation of a coordinated and family-centered early childhood service system.
The ICC’s 2022-2025 Strategic Plan is comprised of five Committee Actions Plans: Finance & Funding, Native American Families & Other Underserved Populations, Public Relations, Quality, and Work Force Development & Professional Support, In addition, the ICC has one Ad Hoc Work Group: Supporting Parents and Families. The ICC meets yearly in a two-day Strategic Planning Retreat to review statewide survey results and consider issues impacting the early intervention system. Based on this review, the ICC identifies the critical issues, goals, action steps, and measurable outcomes to be addressed by ICC Committees and Ad Hoc Work Groups. ICC Committee Co-Chairs are listed here.
Members are appointed the Governor. IDEA regulations in 34 CFR §303.601 detail the membership requirements of the ICC. The composition of the ICC must reasonably represent the state. At least 20 percent of the members must be parents, and at least 20 percent must be providers of early intervention services. Other required members include representatives from the state legislature and from state-level agencies responsible for Medicaid, the regulation of private insurance, and state child welfare. The diverse membership of the ICC is necessary to ensure that there are stakeholders who represent every facet of the early intervention system, including families.
The following Interagency Coordinating Council: Member Orientation presentation provides an orientation to the ICC and their role as ICC members.
ICC Bylaws are written in accordance with Federal Part C IDEA regulations and the New Mexico Open Meetings Act. ICC Bylaws include the ICC’s purpose, requirements for membership, how meetings are conducted and how often meetings will be held.
ICC Public Comment Information
Individuals are invited to provide oral or written public comment at regular and special meetings of the ICC. The ICC will hear comments from the public pertaining to topics related to agenda items. Individuals are limited to three minutes each.
To sign up for public comment, an individual may:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org, or
- Type in the chat of the Zoom meeting that you would like to sign up for public comment
2024 ICC Meetings
ICC meetings are held four times in a calendar year in the following months: January, April, July and November. ICC meetings are virtual or hybrid. Guests attend ICC meetings virtually via Zoom.
- January 9, 2024 – Virtual Meeting
- April 19, 2024 – Hybrid Meeting
- July 17, 2024 – Hybrid Meeting
- November 15, 2024 – Hybrid Meeting