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Iowa Council for Early ACCESS (ICEA)


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Iowa Council for Early ACCESS (ICEA)

ICEA advises and assists the Iowa Department of Education in the planning, coordination, and delivery of services to infants and toddlers with special needs and their families. The Council currently has 25 members, including members from the signatory agencies. The signatory agencies (the Department of Education as the lead agency, the Department of Public Health, the Department of Human Services, and Child Health Specialty Clinics) are the agencies in Iowa that form the foundation of the coordinated statewide interagency system.

The membership of the Council consists of families and representatives of the public and private sectors who, by virtue of their position, interest, and training, can contribute to the quality of services provided to infants and toddlers with special needs and their families. Meetings are open and accessible to the public

Council membership is:

  • Appointed by the Governor's Office
  • Organized according to the Federal law, meeting guidelines for its composition of 20% parents and 20% public and private providers of early intervention service. Other required members include personnel preparation, state legislator, state preschool programs, health insurance, Head Start, state child care agency, and other state agencies
  • Balanced according to State law in regard to geographic region, political party and gender
  • Appointed for a three-year term

ICEA By-laws 5-18-2018

2019-2020 Iowa Council for Early ACCESS Membership List

ICEA Meeting Dates and Minutes

May 21, 2021

March 12, 2021

Jan. 15, 2021

Nov. 20, 2020

Sept. 18, 2020

May 15, 2020

March 13, 2020

January 17, 2020 - Cancelled

November 15, 2019

September 20, 2019

June 4, 2019

May 17, 2019

March 8, 2019

January 18, 2019 - Meeting cancelled due to weather.

October 12, 2018

May 18, 2018

March 9,  2018

January 19, 2018


Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on January 21, 2021 at 12:50pm.