Annual Report Certification of the Interagency Coordinating Council Under Part C of the 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 within 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 agency's Annual Performance Report (APR) under Part C of the IDEA. This certification (including the annual report or APR) is due no later than February 1, 2012. On behalf of the ICC of the State/jurisdiction of Illinois, I hereby certify that the ICC is: [please select one of the choices]

Not Selected - Submitting its own annual report (which is attached); or

Selected - Using the State's Part C APR for FFY 2010 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 accuracy and completeness.

I, Beatrice Nichols, 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 on File,

Signed on 01/12/11

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