Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Department of Health, Early Childhood Intervention Program:

An Inventory of Meeting Files at the Texas State Archives, 1981-1989 (bulk 1988-1989)



Overview

Creator: Texas. Early Childhood Intervention Program.
Title: Meeting files
Dates: 1981-1989
Dates: (bulk 1988-1989)
Abstract: These records are the meeting files for the Early Childhood Intervention Advisory Committee (1985-1989) and the Interagency Council on Early Childhood Intervention (1981-1989). Types of material present include minutes, meeting agenda, reports, proposals, and correspondence.
Quantity: 2 cubic ft.
Language English.

Agency History

The Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Program (Texas Department of Health) was created by the 67th Legislature in 1981 (Senate Bill 630) upon the recommendations of the Joint Interim Study Committee on Early Childhood Intervention. The ECI Program is operated through the Department of Health and is charged with identifying and providing needed intervention services to children who have or are at risk of having developmental delays, from ages 0-3 years or until the child is eligible for special education programs for the handicapped. Services provided to eligible children include physical, occupational, speech and language therapy. The policymaking body of the ECI Program is an Interagency Council, composed of one representative from each of the following state agencies: Department of Health, Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Human Services, and the Texas Education Agency, plus an additional member from the general public appointed by the governor.

Intervention services are contracted out to public and private providers. Those entities wishing to provide intervention services apply for grant funding through the ECI program. Grant applications are reviewed and decided upon by the Interagency Council. Once grants are awarded, a contract is drawn up between the provider and the Department of Health. Program guidelines are developed by the Department of Health and periodic evaluations of the provider are conducted to ensure compliance with the guidelines.


Scope and Contents of the Records

These records are the meeting files for the Early Childhood Intervention Advisory Committee (1985-1989) and the Interagency Council on Early Childhood Intervention (1981-1989). Types of material present include minutes, meeting agenda, reports, proposals, and correspondence.

To prepare this preliminary inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine records types.


 

Organization of the Records

These records are organized into two series then arranged chronologically within each series.:
Early Childhood Intervention Advisory Committee, 1985-1989, 0.5 cubic ft.
Interagency Council on Early Childhood Intervention, 1981-1989, 1.5 cubic ft.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

None.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Texas Interagency Council on Early Childhood Intervention.
Texas. Advisory Committee on Early Childhood Intervention.
Subjects:
Developmentally disabled children--Services for--Texas.
Handicapped children--Services for--Texas.
Document Types:
Agendas--Texas--Developmentally disabled children--1981-1989.
Minutes--Texas--Developmentally disabled children--1981-1989.
Reports--Texas--Developmentally disabled children--1981-1989.
Proposals--Texas--Developmentally disabled children--1981-1989.
Correspondence--Texas--Developmentally disabled children--1981-1989.
Functions:
Assisting developmentally disabled children.

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Texas Department of Health, Early Childhood Intervention Program, Administrative records, 1981-1987, 42 cubic ft.
Texas Department of Health, Early Childhood Intervention Program, Records, 1979-1987, 6 cubic ft.
Texas Interagency Council on Early Childhood Intervention, 1987-1996, Records, 12.52 cubic ft.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Idenitify the item), Meeting files, Texas Early Childhood Intervention Program. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 1991/103

These records were transferred from the Texas Department of Health to the Texas State Archives on March 7, 1991.

Processing Information

Laura K. Saegert, May 1992


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Early Childhood Intervention Advisory Committee, 1985-1989,
0.5 cubic ft.

box
1991/103-1 Advisory minutes, 1985-1988
Correspondence, Advisory, 1988-1989
ECI Advisory Committee:
box
1991/103-1 March 10, 1988
File packet, June 6, 1988
September 14, 1988
File packet, November 30, 1988
File packet, March 23, 1989
June 15, 1989
File packet, September 18, 1989
File packet, December 18, 1989



 

Interagency Council on Early Childhood Intervention, 1987-1989,
1.5 cubic ft.

Interagency Council on Early Childhood Intervention:
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1991/103-1 January 15 thru August 4, 1987
November 10, 1987 thru August 30, 1988
Mary Elder's council packets, November 10, 1987 thru August 30, 1988
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1991/103-2 Council packets, October 10, 1988 thru April 6, 1989
October 10, 1988 thru June 28, 1989
April 6 thru August 1, 1989
Council packets, June 8 thru August 1, 1989
ECI Program, certification of minutes, 1981-1987
Council minutes, FY 87
Certified minutes - Council, FY 88
Copies of ECI Council Minutes for for State Auditors, FY'88 - 89