Annual Report Certification of the Interagency Coordinating Council Under Part C of the IDEA

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Annual Report Certification of the Interagency Coordinating Council Under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Under IDEA Section 641(e)(1)(D) and 34 CFR §303.654, the Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC) of each jurisdiction that receives funds under Part C of the IDEA must prepare and submit to the Secretary of the U.S, Department of Education (Department) and to the Governor of its jurisdiction an annual report on the status of the early intervention programs for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families operated withinin the State. The ICC may either: (1) prepare and submit its own annual report to the Department and the Governor, or (2) provide this certification with the State lead angency's Annual Performance Report (APR)1 under Part C of the IDEA.  This certification (including the annual report or APR) is due no later than February 1, 2010.

On behalf of the ICC of the State/jurisdiction of Beatrice Nichols, I hereby certify that the ICC is: [please check one]

  1. Submitting its own annual report (which is attached); or
  2. [Checked] Using the State's Part C APR for FFY 2008 in lieu of submitting the ICC's own annual report.  By completing this certification, the ICC confirms that it has reviewed the State's Part C APR for accuaracy and completeness.2

I hereby further confirm that a copy of this Annual Report Certification and the annual report or APR has been provided to our Governor.

Signature of ICC Chairperson (Signed (B Nichols)

Date (Dated 1/19/2010)

Chicago Dept. of Family & Support Services
1615 W. Chicago Ave.,
2nd Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60622

1. Under IDEA Sections 616(b)(2)(C)(ii)(II) and 642 and under 34 CFR §80.40, the lead agency's APR must report on the State's performance under its State performance plan and contain information about the activities and accomplishments of the grant period for a particular Federal fiscal year (FFY).

2. If the ICC is using the State's Part C APR and it disagrees with data or other information presented in the State's Part C APR, the ICC must attach to this certification an explanation of the ICC's disagreement and submit the certification no later than February 1, 2010.