November 4, 2020 - 1:30pm

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Meeting location: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this will be a virtual meeting conducted online using Microsoft Teams only. There is not a physical location for this meeting. Join the meeting here.

Attendees who would like to provide public comment should see the Public Comment section below.

  1. Call to order
  2. Approval of minutes for August 26, 2020, and August 31, 2020, meetings
  3. Election of chair-elect
  4. ECI program
    1. ECI respite funding
    2. Quarterly data
    3. Training and outreach
    4. State Systemic Improvement Plan
    5. Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Personnel Retention Grant
  5. Office of Special Education Programs Differentiated Monitoring and Support report
  6. Child find self-assessment
  7. Member reports
    1. Local program activities
    2. Parent activities
    3. Inter/intra-agency partners’ activities
  8. Public comment (limited to three minutes per person)
  9. Planning for next meeting
  10. Adjourn

Public Comment: The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) welcomes public comments pertaining to topics related to any agenda items noted above. Members of the public who would like to provide public comment are asked to complete a Public Comment Form here. Members of the public are encouraged to participate in this process by providing written public comment to HHSC by emailing gabriella.lopez01@hhs.texas.gov no later than 5:00 p.m. November 2, 2020. Please include your name and the organization you are representing, or if you are speaking as a private citizen. Written comments are limited to three minutes and will be read during the meeting for consideration by the Committee.

If you would like to register to provide oral comments, please mark the correct box on the registration form. Instructions for providing oral comment and information about joining the meeting will be emailed to you. Registration must be completed no later than 5:00 p.m. November 2, 2020. Members of the public may also use the Microsoft Teams Live Event Q&A section to submit a request to provide public comment. The request must contain your name, the organization you are representing or if you are speaking as a private citizen, and your direct phone number.

Public comment is limited to three minutes. Speakers must state their name and on whose behalf they speak (if anyone). Public members who are using handouts are asked to provide an electronic copy in accessible pdf format that will be distributed by HHS staff to Committee members, State staff, and the public. Handouts must be emailed to HHSC immediately after registering and include the name of the person who will be commenting.

Contact: Questions regarding agenda items, content, or meeting arrangements should be directed to Gabriella Lopez, ECI Advisory Committee liaison, 512-776-4328, gabriella.lopez01@hhs.texas.gov.

This meeting is open to the public. No reservations are required, and there is no cost to attend this meeting. 

Persons who want to attend the meeting and require assistive technology or services should contact Lopez at 512-776-4328 or gabriella.lopez01@hhs.texas.gov at least 72 hours before the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.