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State Interagency Coordinating Council

The State Interagency Coordinating Council (SICC) ensures interagency coordination and supports the ongoing development of quality statewide services for young children and their families (by Authority of IDEA and ORS 343.499). The Council advises, advocates, and collaborates on state, local and individual levels to maximize each child’s unique potential and ability to participate in society. The Council works to improve the quality of life for children who experience disability according to each family’s value system.

Council Responsibilities Include:

  • Advise appropriate agencies on unmet needs in early childhood special education and early intervention programs for children with disabilities;
  • Review and commenting publicly on any rules proposed by the State Department of Education and the distribution of funds for the services;
  • Assist in developing and reporting data on and evaluation of the programs and services; assist in the development and implementation of policies that constitute a statewide system;
  • Assist all appropriate agencies in achieving full participation, coordination, and cooperation for implementation of statewide system;
  • Ensure provision of interagency agreements are carried out;
  • Review and comment on services and policies regarding services to assure cost-effective and efficient use of resources; and assist the department in the resolution of disputes

If you need assistance in order to participate in a meeting please contact Heather Palmer within 7-10 business days prior to the meeting.

How to become a council member:
Governor of Oregon : Boards & Commissions : State of Oregon


Mandy Stanley