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Alan Kurtz, Ph.D.
New Hampshire-Maine Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities Trainee Program (NH-ME LEND)
Each state is required by the federal Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), 20 U.S.C. 1441 to have a State Interagency Coordination Council to act as an advising council for their state Early Intervention Program. My leadership project mentor, Roy Fowler, the state director for Maine’s Early Intervention Program, Child Developmental Services (CDS), tasked me with helping him to develop a new and effective SICC for CDS. Doing this required extensive research into the federal requirements for an SICC including, participant requirements, responsibilities of the SICC, and the overall process for applying to be a member. Once the research was completed a recruitment letter was drafted to send out to prospective members. As the state director of CDS, Roy Fowler was able to come up with a list of prospective members and an invitation to apply was sent out. After a small group of people were picked to be members of the SICC, I was tasked with reaching out to each of them to schedule the first official meeting of SICC. Roy Fowler has entrusted me to assist him in facilitating the first meeting at the end of March.
University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies
2018 University of Maine Student Symposium, Research and Creative Activity
state interagency coordinating council, Maine CDS
Disability and Equity in Education | Disability Law | Early Childhood Education | Education Law
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Shaw, O. (2018, April). Developing the State Interagency Coordinating Council for Maine Child Developmental Services. Poster presented at the 2018 University of Maine Student Symposium: Research and Creative Activity. Bangor, ME.