The LIC is responsible for coordination, design, and implementation of child find and public awareness activities for their geographic region. Such efforts shall take into consideration the region's cultural, communication, geographical, and
socio-economic make-up. The CFC shall be responsible for staffing the local council, carrying out child find and public awareness activities.
The CFC and LIC shall assure that child find and public awareness activities are coordinated with comprehensive local and statewide efforts and shall provide information to the Department to monitor the effectiveness of the efforts and determine
possible gaps in public awareness and child find. If gaps are determined, the CFC and the LIC shall increase efforts as required.
Local interagency councils shall assist with:
- development of collaborative agreements between local service providers, diagnostic and other agencies providing additional services to the child and family and agreements related to transition and integration of eligible children and families into
- local needs assessments, planning, and evaluation efforts;
- identify and resolve local access issues;
- provider recruitment; and
- development of an annual report to the Council regarding child find and public awareness.