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2002 Annual Report

Kentucky Part C
Annual Performance Report
for Fiscal Year 2002



Submitted to U.S. Department of Education
Office of Special Education Programs

March 31, 2004

On behalf of the Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC) of KENTUCKY, I certify that the ICC agrees with the information in the State's Annual Performance Report for Federal Fiscal Year 2002.  The ICC understands that Section 80.40, of the Education Department General Administrative Regulations, requires that the lead agency prepare an Annual Performance Report containing information about the activities and accomplishments of the grant period, as well as how funds were spent.  The ICC has reviewed the Report for completeness of its contents and accuracy.

We submit this Report in fulfillment of our obligation under Section 641(e) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to submit an annual report to the Secretary and to the Governor on the status of the State's early intervention program for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families.


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Signature of ICC Chairperson      Date

Letter from Dr. Jung

Stephanie Smith Lee
Director, Office of Special Education Programs
U.S. Department of Education
Potomac Center South
550 12th Street, SW
4th Floor—Room 4021
Washington, DC 20202

Dear Ms. Lee:

Kentucky’s Interagency Coordinating Council has had the opportunity to review and comment on the Kentucky Part C Annual Performance Repot for Fiscal Year 2002 submitted by the Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs. To the best of our knowledge the report is an accurate and thorough representation of the status of early intervention in the state of Kentucky.

Throughout the report, you will notice that a workgroup is referenced by the Commission. As you know, Kentucky’s Early Intervention System changed lead agency in March and is now under the direction of Dr. Steve Davis with the Department for Public Health. The new administration has indeed convened a workgroup consisting of many ICC members as well as additional representation by families, providers, and other experts from across the state.

The ICC in Kentucky is in close contact with the new administration and the efforts of the workgroup. The workgroup is indeed diligently considering many of the areas referenced in the report and has in fact already developed with the direction of the administration a set of recommendations that address immediate, short term, and long term revisions to the program.

On behalf of the Kentucky Interagency Coordinating Council, I certify the annual report of Kentucky’s Early Intervention System as an accurate reflection of the state of our system. We look forward to working with the new administration as we continue to improve supports to families of Kentucky.



Lee Ann Jung, PhD
Chair, Kentucky Interagency Coordinating Council


Last Updated 2/18/2005