Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Interagency Council on Early Childhood Intervention:

An Inventory of Records at the Texas State Archives, 1987-1996



Overview

Creator: Texas Interagency Council on Early Childhood Intervention.
Title: Records
Dates: 1987-1996
Abstract: Records are administrative correspondence, board and advisory committee meeting supporting documentation, and federal grant applications, 1987-1996, of the Texas Interagency Council on Early Childhood Intervention and its advisory committee. The council provides services to Texas children under age three who are documented as having a developmental delay or have been diagnosed with a condition that has a high probability of resulting in developmental delay.
Quantity: 12.52 cubic ft.
Language English.

Agency History

The Texas Interagency Council on Early Childhood Intervention was created in 1981 (Senate Bill 630, 67th Legislature, Regular Session) to set policy and make rules for the Texas Department of Health's Early Childhood Intervention Program. The program became a separate state agency, taking the name of its governing board, effective September 1, 1993 after legislation was passed that reorganized health and human services agencies (House Bill 1510, 73rd Legislature, Regular Session). The council, operating under authority of the Human Resources Code (V.T.C.A., Chapter 73), provides services to Texas children under age three who are documented as having a developmental delay or have been diagnosed with a condition that has a high probability of resulting in developmental delay. The Health and Human Services Commission has budgetary oversight over the council and 10 other state agencies.

The 15-member board is composed of eight lay members who are family members of children with developmental delay appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate; one representative of the Texas Education Agency appointed by the Commissioner of Education; and six non-voting members representing the Texas Department of Health, the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, the Texas Department of Human Services, the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services, and the Texas Workforce Commission. Nine voting members serve staggered six-year terms; the six non-voting members serve at the will of the heads of the agencies that appointed them. The governor designates the presiding officer who serves at the governor's will; members elect an assisting presiding officer who serves a two-year term. The board must meet at least quarterly.

An advisory committee appointed by the governor assists the board in its duties. The board establishes the size and composition of the committee by rule. Currently, the committee has 24 members, including at a minimum: seven parents of developmentally disabled children; five service providers; a representative from the Texas Legislature; an individual involved in personnel preparation; representatives from the Texas Department of Health, the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, the Texas Department of Human Service, the Texas Education Agency, the Texas Department of Insurance, the Texas Workforce Commission, and Head Start; a physician; a public health professional; and a professional advocate for the rights of young children with developmental delays. The governor or board may appoint ex officio members to carry out time-limited tasks as needed. The committee elects its own presiding officer. In addition to advising the board, the advisory committee, with assistance from the board, prepares an annual report to the governor and to the secretary of the United States Department of Education on the status of early intervention programs operated within the state for eligible children and their families. (Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 621, Subchapter D)

The board with the advice of the advisory committee addresses issues affecting intervention services in the state including: (1) successful intervention strategies; (2) personnel preparation and continuing education; (3) screening services; (4) day or respite care services; (5) public awareness; and (6) contemporary research. The board with the advice of the advisory committee advises the legislature on legislation that is needed to maintain a statewide system of quality intervention services for children with developmental delay who are under three years of age and the families of those children. The board may develop and submit legislation to the legislature or comment on pending legislation that affects this population. In 1987, the council was designated by the governor as the lead agency under the Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments of 1986 (Public Law 99-457), now known as Subchapter VIII, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) (20 U.S.C. Section 1471 et seq.), and its subsequent amendments, for the administration, supervision, and monitoring of a statewide comprehensive system of early intervention services. In this capacity, the council receives federal grant funds.


Scope and Contents of the Records

Records are correspondence, agenda, drafts of minutes, reports, interagency contracts, grant applications, memorandums, notes, clippings, printed material, lists, tables, plans, policies, guidelines, position papers, articles, vitae, forms, rules, statutes, questionnaires, financial records, and visitor logs, 1987-1996, of the Texas Interagency Council on Early Childhood Intervention and its advisory committee. The council provides services to Texas children under age three who are documented as having a developmental delay or have been diagnosed with a condition that has a high probability of resulting in developmental delay. Meeting supporting documentation provides background materials concerning topics discussed at board and advisory committee meetings. Evidence of interaction with other state agencies, as well as the U.S. Department of Education and the National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System, is found in the administrative correspondence. Federal grant applications provide information about the state's system of early intervention services for developmentally delayed children.

To prepare this 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 record types.


 

Organization of the Records

These records are organized into four series:
Board meeting supporting documentation, 1988-1996, 5.84 cubic ft.
Advisory committee meeting supporting documentation, 1991-1996, 1.68 cubic ft.
Other state agencies' correspondence, 1987-1996 (bulk 1992-1996), 3 cubic ft.
Federal grant applications, 1987-1994, 2 cubic ft.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Because of the possibility that portions of the meeting supporting documentation fall under the Public Information Act exceptions, these records must be reviewed by an archivist before they can be accessed for research.

Restrictions on Use

Where necessary, records will be redacted or restricted to comply with the Public Information Act and the Attorney General's decision.


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. Early Childhood Intervention Program.
Subjects:
Developmentally disabled children--Services for--Texas.
Infants--Services for--Texas.
Handicapped children--Services for--Texas.
Child health services--Texas.
Mentally handicapped children--Services for--Texas.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Developmentally disabled children--1987-1996.
Minutes--Texas--Developmentally disabled children--1987-1996.
Grants--Texas--Developmentally disabled children--1987-1996.
Reports--Texas--Developmentally disabled children--1987-1996.
Contracts--Texas--Developmentally disabled children--1987-1996.
Papers (document genres)--Texas--Developmentally disabled children--1987-1996.
Rules (instructions)--Texas--Developmentally disabled children--1987-1996.
Financial records--Texas--Developmentally disabled children--1987-1996.
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 in this finding aid. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Texas Department of Health, Early Childhood Intervention Program, Records, 1979-1987, 6 cubic ft.
Texas Department of Health, Early Childhood Intervention Program, Meeting files, 1981-1989 (bulk 1988-1989), 2 cubic ft.
Texas Department of Health, Early Childhood Intervention Program, Administrative records, 1981-1987, 42 cubic ft.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Records, Texas Interagency Council on Early Childhood Intervention. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 2001/099

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Interagency Council on Early Childhood Intervention on February 13, 2001.

Processing Information

Tonia J. Wood, February 2001


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Board meeting supporting documentation, 1988-1996,
5.84 cubic ft.

Records are board meeting supporting documentation, including agenda, drafts of minutes, correspondence, memorandums, reports, interagency contracts, notes, clippings, printed material, lists, tables, plans, policies, and visitor logs, 1988-1996, for the Texas Interagency Council on Early Childhood Intervention. Files cover fiscal years 1989 through 1996. Actions taken during board meetings include electing officers, approving minutes, adopting rules, developing a strategic plan, and approving interagency contracts and local programs and services for early childhood intervention funded by the agency. Some are files of the executive director or other staff members; others contain the original documents. A folder containing council correspondence for fiscal year 1993 was interfiled with the meeting supporting documentation.
Arrangement
These records are arranged chronologically by date of board meeting. The file of council correspondence follows the meeting files.
Preferred Citation
Board meeting supporting documentation, Texas Interagency Council on Early Childhood Intervention. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2001/099
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Interagency Council on Early Childhood Intervention on February 13, 2001.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under the Public Information Act exceptions, these records must be reviewed by an archivist before they can be accessed for research.
Restrictions on Use
Where necessary, records will be redacted or restricted to comply with the Public Information Act and the Attorney General's decision.
Processed by
Tonia J. Wood, February 2001
box
2001/099-1 Board meeting supporting documentation:
October 6, 1988
December 1, 1988
January 5, 1989
August 1, 1989
September 19, 1989
[2 folders]
November 14, 1989
[2 folders]
box
2001/099-2 December 12-13, 1989
[2 folders]
January 16, 1990
[2 folders]
February 8, 1990
[2 folders]
April 3, 1990
[2 folders]
box
2001/099-3 May 8, 1990
[2 folders]
May 29, 1990
[2 folders]
June 6, 1990 [empty]
June 12, 1990
[2 folders]
June 20, 1990
[2 folders]
July 18, 1990
[1 of 2 folders]
box
2001/099-4 July 18, 1990
[1 of 2 folders]
August 8, 1990
[empty]
August 29, 1990
[2 folders]
October 10, 1990
November 14, 1990
December 18, 1990
January 22, 1991
February 22, 1991
April 30, 1991
box
2001/099-5 June 18, 1991
July 24, 1991
September 4, 1991
September 25, 1991
November 6, 1991
December 18, 1991
February 19, 1992
March 18, 1992
April 8, 1992
box
2001/099-6 May 5, 1992
May 13, 1992
May 27, 1992
June 17, 1992
July 15, 1992
August 14, 1992
September 2, 1992
October 2, 1992
November 4, 1992
December 16, 1992
box
2001/099-7 February 17, 1993
[2 folders]
March 17, 1993
April 14, 1993
May 12, 1993
June 9, 1993
July 14, 1993
August 5, 1993
August 26, 1993
box
2001/099-8 September 22, 1993
October 20, 1993
[2 folders]
November 17, 1993
December 17, 1993
[2 folders]
January 12, 1994
[2 folders]
February 16, 1994
box
2001/099-9 March 16, 1994
April 13, 1994
[meeting not held?]
May 11, 1994
[2 folders]
June 15, 1994
[2 folders]
July 13, 1994
August 17, 1994
[1 of 2 folders]
box
2001/099-10 August 17, 1994
[1 of 2 folders]
September 29, 1994
October 25, 1994
[2 folders]
December 1, 1994
January 24, 1995
[3 folders]
February 23, 1995
box
2001/099-11 March 23, 1995
April 25, 1995
May 25, 1995
June 22, 1995
July 26, 1995
August 24, 1995
[2 folders]
box
2001/099-12 September 14, 1995
October 26, 1995
November 14, 1995
January 25, 1996
[2 folders]
February 22, 1996
March 28, 1996
[2 folders]
May 23, 1996
box
2001/099-13 June 27, 1996
July 25, 1996
August 22, 1996
Record of visitors, 1996
FY 1993 council correspondence, 1992-1993



 

Advisory committee meeting supporting documentation, 1991-1996,
1.68 cubic ft.

Records are advisory committee meeting supporting documentation, including agenda, drafts of minutes, correspondence, memorandums, articles, vitae, application forms, printed material, rules, statutes, reports, plans, lists, objectives, position papers, and notes, 1991-1996, from the Texas Interagency Council on Early Childhood Intervention's advisory committee. Actions taken at advisory committee meetings include approving minutes; hearing reports from the chair, executive director, and subcommittees; listening to briefings and updates on policies and guidelines; and planning for programs and services for early childhood intervention. Files on committee nominees and appointments for fiscal year 1992 were interfiled with the meeting supporting documentation.
Arrangement
These records are arranged chronologically by date of the advisory committee meeting. Appointment files follow the meeting files.
Preferred Citation
Advisory committee meeting supporting documentation, Texas Interagency Council on Early Childhood Intervention. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2001/099
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Interagency Council on Early Childhood Intervention on February 13, 2001.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under the Public Information Act exceptions, these records must be reviewed by an archivist before they can be accessed for research.
Restrictions on Use
Where necessary, records will be redacted or restricted to comply with the Public Information Act and the Attorney General's decision.
Processed by
Tonia J. Wood, February 2001
box
2001/099-13 Advisory committee meeting supporting documentation:
September 23-24, 1991
November 12, 1991
December 12-13, 1991
March 16-17, 1992
June 15-16, 1992
[2 folders]
September 21-22, 1992
box
2001/099-14 March 29-30, 1993
June 28-29, 1993
September 27-28, 1993
[3 folders]
December 6-7, 1993
January 12, 1994
March 7-8, 1994
[1 of 3 folders]
box
2001/099-15 March 7-8, 1994
[2 of 3 folders]
June 6-7, 1994
[2 folders]
Executive committee, August 3, 1994
October 13-14, 1994
[2 folders]
January 12-13, 1995
April 6-7, 1995
box
2001/099-16 July 13-14, 1995
October 19-20, 1995
January 18-19, 1996
April 18-19, 1996
[2 folders]
July 18-19, 1996
[2 folders]
Advisory committee appointments:
FY 1992, 1991-1992
1992
Parent nominees, 1992



 

Other state agencies' correspondence, 1987-1996 (bulk 1992-1996),
3 cubic ft.

Records are administrative correspondence with other state agencies, including reports, memorandums, interagency contracts, questionnaires, surveys, forms, policies and guidelines, printed material, vouchers, notes, audits, minutes of Health and Human Services Commission work groups, and budgets, 1987-1996 (bulk 1992-1996), of the Texas Interagency Council on Early Childhood Intervention. A few files concern the U.S. Department of Education, National Heritage Insurance Company, and the NEC*TAS (National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System). Most correspondence concerns routine matters common to all agencies, such as purchasing, finance, job classification, and information technology. Some correspondence with health and human services-related agencies may regard early childhood intervention services.
Arrangement
These records are arranged chronologically by fiscal year, then somewhat alphabetically by agency name. Some agencies are not alphabetized by key word, but are listed under Texas, State, or Department. Within an agency, folders are arranged alphabetically by topic or chronologically.
Preferred Citation
Other state agencies' correspondence, Texas Interagency Council on Early Childhood Intervention. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2001/099
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Interagency Council on Early Childhood Intervention on February 13, 2001.
Restrictions on Access
None
Restrictions on Use
None
Processed by
Tonia J. Wood, February 2001
FY 1993-1995
box
2001/099-17 Department of Information Resources:
Annual performance report, 1992
Correspondence, 1992-1993
Current systems report, 1993
Strategy analysis report, 1993
Strategy model, 1993
Strategic plan, 1992-1993
Governor's Office:
[Correspondence], 1991-1992
Delta Strategies/Communications, 1994
Emergency appropriations, 1993
Requirement for consultant contracts, 1993
State Government Steering Committee for Quality, 1994
Draft of statutory base for Health and Human Services Commission, 1992
Strategic planning, Texas Tomorrow, 1992-1994
Transition activities under HB [House Bill] 7, 1991
Health and Human Services Commission:
Correspondence, 1992-1994
[2 folders]
Correspondence, 1990-1994
Shared Training Workgroup, 1993-1994
HHS Interagency Workgroup, Strategic Plan for Automated Support, 1993
HHS--MFSS [M? Field Support Structure]--SLSSC [State Level Support Services C?] Workgroup, 1992-1994
Mental Health and Mental Retardation (MHMR):
Local Authority Functions and Structure Work Group, 1995
[loose material]
Strategic planning, 1994
Coordination of policy direction, 1993, 1995
Planning and Operations Committee, 1993-1995
Final report, Facilities Management Work Group, HHSC restructuring initiative, 1993
Quality of Life project report and correspondence, 1994
NEC*TAS [National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System]:
NEC*TAS, 1994-1995
Conferences, 1993
Correspondence, 1993
Current trends in use of para-professionals in EI [early intervention]/Preschool, 1993
ICC [?] parent membership and information, 1993
Parents as Part H Coordinators, 1995
Part H Coordinators Steering Committee Workgroup, 1993-1994
Part H Coordinators Networking Day, 1993
Partnerships for Progress, 1993
OSEP [?] Contract (since October 1, 1991), 1993
Resignation of Ken Brockenbrough, NEC*TAS, 1993
TA [technical assistance] and training meetings and surveys, 1994
Special Net, 1987-1988
Office of State and Federal Relations (OSFR), 1993
TEA [Texas Education Agency] correspondence, 1994-1995
Texas Public Finance Authority (TPFA), 1992-1995
Texas Rehabilitation Commission (TRC), 1995
Texas Youth Commission, 1993
Texas Workers Compensation Commission, 1990, 1995
FY 1995
box
2001/099-18 Attorney General, 1992-1993, 1995
Comptroller of Public Accounts:
1992-1994
1994-1995
[U.S.] Department of Education, 1994-1995
General Services Commission:
HUB [Historically Underutilized Businesses], 1994-1995
1990-1995
Health and Human Services Commission:
General correspondence, 1994-1995
[2 wallets]
Co-location:
1993-1994
1995
CRCG [Community Resource Coordination Groups of Texas], 1994
Security Work Group, 1995
Service management questionnaire, 1995
Budget, 1992-1995
Legislative Budget Board, 1994-1995
Legislators, 1992-1995
Office of State Federal Relations (OSFR), 1994-1996
Secretary of State, 1995
State Auditor's Office, 1994-1996
Statewide Telecommunications Planning Group, 1994
Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, 1993-1995
Texas Commission on Children and Youth, 1994
Texas Commission for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired, 1995
Texas Commission on Human Rights, 1995
Texas Department of Human Services, 1994-1995
Texas Department of Health, 1993-1995
Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services, 1995
Texas Rehabilitation Commission, 1995
FY 1996
box
2001/099-19 Comptroller of Public Accounts, 1995-1996
Council on Competitive Government--GSC, 1995-1996
[U.S.] Department of Education, 1995-1996
Department of Information Resources, 1995-1996
Employees Retirement System (ERS), 1995-1996
General Services Commission, 1995-1996
Governor's Office, 1995-1996
Health and Human Services Commission, 1995-1996
Legislators, 1995-1996
Legislative Budget Board, 1993-1996
National Heritage Insurance Company (NHIC), 1995-1996
State Auditor's Office, 1995-1996
Texas Commission on Human Rights, 1996
Texas Department of Health, 1996
Texas Department of Human Services, 1995-1996
Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services, 1994
Texas Education Agency, 1995-1996
Texas Incentive and Productivity Commission, 1996
Texas Rehabilitation Commission, 1996
Texas State Library, 1995-1996
Texas State Office of State and Federal Relations, 1995-1996
Workers Compensation Commission, 1995-1996



 

Federal grant applications, 1987-1994,
2 cubic ft.

Records are federal grant applications and related materials including correspondence, memorandums, financial statements, and reports, 1987-1994, from the Texas Interagency Council on Early Childhood Intervention. Applications are for funds under Part H of the federal Education of the Handicapped Act, Public Law 99-457, now known as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The grants fund the agency's efforts to plan, develop and implement a statewide system of early intervention services for children with handicaps under the age of three and their families; to serve those children not otherwise provided for from public or private sources; and to expand and improve on services that are otherwise available.
Arrangement
These records are arranged somewhat chronologically.
Preferred Citation
Federal grant applications, Texas Interagency Council on Early Childhood Intervention. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2001/099
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Interagency Council on Early Childhood Intervention on February 13, 2001.
Restrictions on Access
None
Restrictions on Use
None
Processed by
Tonia J. Wood, February 2001
box
2001/099-20 ECI's grant application to USDOE, FY 1987 funding, 1987
Correspondence on P.L. 99-457, FY 1987-1988 funds, 1987-1988
Original application of P.L. 99-457 FY 1988 funding, April 1988
Correspondence on P.L. 99-457 for FY '88-89 funding, 1988-1990
Grant application--P.L. 99-457 (FY '89-90), April 17, 1989
Correspondence/reports for P.L. 99-457 (FY '89-90), 1989-1990
Original grant application submitted to Department of Health & Human Services for 9/30/89-2/2/91, June 1, 1989
Part H application package, April 17, 1989
Fifth year application, Volumes I through IV, October 21, 1992
[wallet]
Triennial application for federal fiscal year 1993, 1994, and 1995, Volumes 1 through 5, September 16, 1994
[wallet]
box
2001/099-21 Part H application package, fourth year, Volumes I through IV, July 25, 1990
[wallet]
Part H application package, fourth year, extended participation
[wallet]:
Volumes I through IV, July 12, 1991
Correspondence for P.L. 101-476, 1991-1992
Part H application package, fourth year, extended participation, revised
[wallet]:
Volumes I through IV, March 11, 1992
Correspondence/reports for P.L. 99-457 (FY '90-91), 1990-1991
Award letters (federal grant FY 92-93), 1993-1994