April 13, 2023 - Agenda and Meeting Report


Open to the general public.


10:00am to 1:00pm


Bone Student Center
200 North University Street
Normal, IL  61761

While council members are required to be in person, we have arranged for Zoom teleconferencing for those members of the public who wish to participate virtually. For those interested, please utilize the link below provided by Illinois Early Intervention Training to register for the meeting.

IICEI Registration: Thursday, April 13, 2023

Once you register, you will be provided with an immediate confirmation, that will indicate Zoom participation information will be forthcoming. You will receive an email with specific access instructions and your unique Zoom link closer to the meeting date.

Public Comment

The Council will open the floor to the public to allow comment for the last 10 minutes of the meeting. Time will be equally distributed between those members of the public who request to speak. For example, if five people request to speak, each person would be allowed two minutes each to share their comments. To request to speak, please send an email message to dhs.eiquestions@illinois.gov by Tuesday, April 11, 2023 so time may be equally distributed. You will receive a confirmation response with how long you will have to comment and instructions. On the day of the meeting, once you are signed in, place a comment in the chat area that you are present to make public comment.

If an individual does not wish to verbally comment or is unable to be present at the meeting to speak, written comments will be accepted through mail or email. All comments received will be shared with members of the council for review.

Public comments may be delivered:

  • at the end of the meeting until adjournment
  • by mail to IDHS - Bureau of Early Intervention, 823 E. Monroe St., Springfield, IL, 62701 or
  • by email at dhs.eiquestions@illinois.gov


  • Call to Order 10:00am
  • Introduction of Council Members: Brenda Devito  10:00am - 10:10am
  • Approval of January 12, 2023, Draft Meeting Report: Brenda Devito 10:10am - 10:15am
  • Approval of February 8, 2023, Draft Meeting Report: Brenda Devito 10:15am - 10:20am
  • Message from the Parent 10:20am - 10:30am
  • Revisit of IICEI Organizational Practices and Handbook: Brenda Devito 10:30am - 11:10am
    • Decision-Making Process
    • Public Comment
  • New Telehealth Workgroup Charge 11:10am - 11:20am
  • Center of Equity and Excellence: Chelsea Guillen 11:20am - 11:50am
  • Progress of Demonstration Project for Modified Service Delivery Approaches: Benny Delgado 11:50am - 12:05pm
  • American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funds: Benny Delgado 12:05pm - 12:10pm
  • Governor's Proposed Budget: Benny Delgado 12:10pm - 12:20pm
  • Workforce Issues/Internships: Benny Delgado 12:20pm - 12:30pm
  • Legislation: Benny Delgado 12:30pm - 12:45pm
  • Early Intervention/Extended Services (EI/ES)
    • Public Act 102-0926 - Substantiated Abuse/Neglect Auto Eligibility
    • Public Act 102-0962 - 30 days to IFSP Services
  • Public Comment Period 12:45pm - 12:55pm
  • Adjournment of Meeting: Brenda Devito 12:55pm - 1:00pm

Contact Information

Jenni Grissom
IDHS - Bureau of Early Intervention
823 East Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62701
Ph: 217/524-1596

Email: jennifer.grissom@illinois.gov

If you are in need of special accommodations, please email or call Jenni Grissom.