April 7, 2021 - 10:00am

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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.

Closed captioning for this meeting is available.  Viewers are asked to highlight the closed captioning symbol "cc" on the bottom of their viewing screen to enable this function. 

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

  1. Call to order
  2. Approval of minutes for January 13, 2021, meeting
  3. ECI program
    1. COVID-19 update
    2. Quarterly data
    3. Training and outreach
    4. State Systemic Improvement Plan
    5. Rules update
    6. Legislative update
  4. Office of Special Education Programs Monitoring Report corrective action plan
  5. New interagency director introduction
  6. Member reports
    1. Local program activities
    2. Parent activities
    3. Inter/intra-agency partners’ activities 
  7. Public comment (limited to three minutes per person)
  8. Planning for next meeting
  9. 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. Members of the public who would like to provide written public comment to HHSC may email Gabriella Lopez no later than 5:00 p.m. April 5, 2021. Please include your name and the organization you are representing, or that you are speaking as a private citizen. Staff will not read written comments aloud during the meeting, but comments will be forwarded to State staff and committee members for their consideration. Comments should not include confidential information or protected health information.

If you would like to register to provide oral comments, please mark the correct box on the Public Comment form. Instructions for providing oral comment will be emailed to you. Registration must be completed no later than 5:00 p.m. April 5, 2021. Members of the public may also use the Microsoft Teams Live Event Q&A section during the meeting to submit a request to provide public comment. The request must contain your name and either the organization you are representing or that you are speaking as a private citizen, and your direct phone number. Do not include confidential information or protected health information in comments.

Public comment is limited to three minutes. Each speaker must state their name and either the organization they are representing or that they are speaking as a private citizen. Public members who are using handouts are asked to provide an electronic copy in accessible PDF format.  Handouts must be emailed to HHSC immediately after registering and include the name of the person who will be commenting. Do not include confidential information or protected health information in handouts. Staff will not read handouts aloud during the meeting, but handouts will be provided to members of the Advisory Committee and State staff. It is not permissible for public speakers to interject or ask questions to committee members during the rest of the meeting.

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

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 email Lopez or call at 512-776-4328 at least 72 hours before the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.