January 28, 2010

U.S. Department of Education
Alexa Posny, Acting Director
Office of Special Education Program
Potomac Center Plaza
Mail Stop 2000, Room 4129
550 12th Street, S.W.
Washington, DC 20202

Dear Ms. Posny:

Attached is the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) submission of the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2008 Early Intervention (Part C) Annual Performance Report (APR), which includes any needed revisions to the State Performance Plan (SPP), in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) amendments of 2004 and 20 U.S.C. 1442.

The FFY2008 APR provides a report on the performance of the state and its 25 Child and Family Connections (CFC) offices for the time period of July 1, 208 through June 30, 2009.  The FFY2008 APR and updated SPP will be posted the IDHS/Early Intervention web site, at http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=36192. They will also be made available through links from the other Early Intervention web sites (i.e., Early Intervention Training Program, the Early Intervention Credentialing Office, and the Early Intervention Clearinghouse).  In addition the APR and SPP documents are available for review by the public at each of the 25 CFC offices.

If you have any questions on the information presented in this document, please contact Janet Gully, Chief of the Bureau of Early Interventions, at 217/782-1981.

Sincerely,
Ivonne Sambolin-Jones, Director
Division of Community Health and Prevention