State Interagency Coordinating Council

​The Maryland State Interagency Coordinating Council (SICC) is established in accordance with the provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (Part C). The mission of the SICC is to advise and assist the lead agency (Maryland State Department of Education) in administering, promoting, planning, coordinating, and improving the early childhood intervention and education system of services.

Click here for SICC Bylaws.

Membership: The SICC is comprised of stakeholders in Maryland's early intervention and education system of services for children ages birth to kindergarten. Membership includes parents of children with disabilities, service providers, personnel preparation staff from local universities, state agency administrators, and Sate legislators.

PARENTS

1 - Parent - Ms. Curtisha Hopkins (Anne Arundel County)

2 - Parent - Ms. Miji Kim (Howard County)

3 - Parent - Ms. Karen Larenas, Vice Chair (Howard County)

4 - Parent - Abila Tazanu-Legall, M.D. (Prince George's County)

5 - Parent - Ms. Elizabeth Snyder (St. Mary's County)

6 – Parent – Ms. Karen Mull (Baltimore County)


PROVIDERS

7 - Provider - Brenda Hussey-Gardner, Ph.D., Chair (University of Maryland, School of Medicine)

8 - Provider - Ms. FloJean Speck (Maryland Family Network)

9 - Provider - Mary Leppert, M.B., B.Ch. (Kennedy Krieger Institute)

10 - Provider - Ms. Jessica Henkin (Baltimore City)

11 - Provider - Ms. Cynthia Bouchard, M.S., CC (Anne Arundel County)

STATE LEGISLATURE

12 - State Legislator - Vacant

PERSONNEL PREPARATION

13 - Personnel Preparation -Margo Candelaria, Ph.D. (University of Maryland, School of Social Wori)

14 - Personnel Preparation - Cecilia Leger (Johns Hopkins University Center for Technology in Education)

STATE AGENCIES

15 - State Partner - Ms. Marcella E. Franczkowski, M.S., (MSDE, Early Intervention Services/Preschool Special Education, Birth Through 5)

16 - State Partner - Ms. Margaret "Mike" Berman (Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Medicaid Programs)

17 - State Partner - Vacant

18 - State Partner - Ms. Elizabeth Kelley (MSDE, Child Care Office)

19 - State Partner - Ms. Nancy Egan, Esq. (Maryland Insurance Administration)

20 - State Partner - Ms. Valerie Ashton-Thomas (MSDE, Homeless Education)

21 - State Partner - Ms. Shannon McRae (DHR, Foster Care)

22 - State Partner - Ms. Mary LaCasse, M.S., Ed (Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Family Planning and Home Visiting)

23 - State Partner - Linette Rivera (Governor's Office for Children)

24 - Ex-Officio Member - Ms. Rachel London, Esq. (Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council)


Meetings: The SICC will hold four General Meetings and one SICC/LICC joint meeting during the period July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. General meetings provide SICC membership, families, partners, and concerned citizens the opportunity to provide comment regarding Maryland's system of early intervention and preschool special education services. General meetings are also an opportunity for members and other interested parties to participate, in person, in the work of the Council.

All meetings are open to the public.

Requests for special accommodation, including interpreter and translator services, must be received at least 2 weeks prior to a scheduled meeting to allow enough time to secure a service provider. For meeting information or to request special accommodations, contact the MSDE, Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services at 410-767-0249 or toll free in Maryland at 1-800-535-0182.

Thursday, September 14, 2017,
1-4 pm, JHU Center for Technology in Education, 6740 Alexander Bell Drive, Columbia, MD 21046

Thursday, November 2, 2017,
1-4 pm, JHU Center for Technology in Education, 6740 Alexander Bell Drive, Columbia, MD 21046

Thursday, January 11, 2018,
1-4 pm, JHU Center for Technology in Education, 6740 Alexander Bell Drive, Columbia, MD 21046

Thursday, March 1, 2018,
1-4 pm, JHU Center for Technology in Education, 6740 Alexander Bell Drive, Columbia, MD 21046

Thursday, June 7, 2018, ANNUAL JOINT LICC/SICC MEETING,
10-2 pm, Location To Be Determined

The SICC Executive Team will meet five times during the period of July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. At these meetings, the SICC Executive Team plans agendas for upcoming General Meetings and discusses relevant topics to bring before the entire membership. Executive Meetings are open to all SICC members. Non-Executive team members planning to attend are asked to provide notice to MSDE (clara.coleman@maryland.gov) at least five business days before the scheduled meeting date. All Executive Team Meetings will be held at the Maryland State Department of Education (200 W. Baltimore Street, 9th Floor Conference Room, Baltimore, MD, 21201).


MEETING DATES/TIMES

Thurs., Aug 27, 2017     1-3 p.m.
Thurs., Oct 5, 2017        1-3 p.m.
Thurs., Dec 7, 2017       1-3 p.m.
Thurs., Feb 1, 2018.      1-3 p.m.
Thurs., Apr 5, 2018        1-3 p.m.
Thurs., May 3, 2018       1-3 p.m.


SICC Meeting Minutes:



Contact Information

Brian Morrison, Ph.D, Section Chief
Program Manager, Maryland Infants and Toddlers Program
Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services
Maryland State Department of Education
Phone: 410-767-0863
Fax: 410-333-8165
Email: brian.morrison@maryland.gov