We are advocates for the rights of children with disabilities and the parents who care for them. We support the mission of the Guam Interagency Coordinating Council (GICC), which is a federally mandated statewide interagency group that advises and assists agencies providing early intervention services to young children birth to 5 years old, with or at risk for disabilities and their families. GICC further advises and assists the lead agency in the development and implementation of policies constituting the island-wide system of coordinated services, participating public and private agencies who are involved with early intervention services for children, birth through five years old and their families.

Guam ICC Website Updates

Guam ICC Website Updates

Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Happy New Year from around the Pacific! May the year 2011 bring you many blessings filled with much love, joy, peace, and happiness!

Filis Añu Nuebo! – Chamorro
Feliz Año Nuevo! – Spanish
Engan ke ya sasu! - Kosraean
Gung Hay Fat Choy – Chinese
Ungil Beches Er Rak! – Palauan
Selsalan Ebéach e duw! – Yapese
Peren En Parakapw! – Pohnpeian
Hauoli Makahiki Hou – Hawaiian
Pwapwan Ei Ier Mi Fo – Chuukese
Sehe Bokmanee Bateuseyo! – Korean
Maligayang Bagong Taon – Tagalog
Cung-Chuc Tan-Xuan! – Vietnamese
Jeramman ilo iio in ekaal! – Marshallese
Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu – Japanese
Ameseighil ubwutiiwel Layúi Luugh me raagh féé! – Carolinian

Image source: Google.com

Merry Christmas from around the Pacific!

~Felis Pasgua (Chamorro)
~Maligayan Pasko (Tagalog)
~Peren en Krismas (Pohnpeian)
~Monono ilo raaneoan Nejin (Marshallese)
~Falang e Baynag (Yapese)
~Tok Tapeng (Kosraean)
~Ungil Kurismas (Palauan)
~Pwapwan Kirisimas (Chuukese)
~Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian)
~Ameseighil ubwutiiwel Layi Luugh me raagh fee (Carolinian)

Friday, August 13, 2010

2010 OSEP Leadership Mega Conference in Arlington, VA

The 2010 OSEP Leadership Mega Conference in Crystal City, VA provided participants with additional knowledge of special education priorities and initiatives within the U.S. Department of Education and efforts to align requirements, foster achievement, and increase collaboration among States, constituencies, and agencies.

The following is a snapshot of the Guam Delegation at the OSEP Conference.

Pictured is the Guam Delegation L-R: Lois Taitano Gumataotao, Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC) Vice Chair and Parent; Elaine Eclavea, ICC Chair and UOG CEDDERS; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, ICC Parent; Cathy Tydingco, Guam Department of Education (GDOE) Special Education Program Coordinator; and Nora Sawyer, GDOE Federal Programs.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Robert Jay Munoz of Agana Heights and 2nd grade student from Tamuning Elementary School proudly wore his gold medal when he won in the 50 meter relay when he participated in the Guam Special Olympics 2010 in April at Guam Okkodu High School. Munoz, who is identified with autism, along with other school peers, trained for at least 8 weeks to prepare for this event. The yearly Special Olympics event provides individuals with disabilities opportunities to shine. Regardless of their degree of their disability, the Special Olympics Guam also gives them equality in the community. Munoz is the son of Robert F. Wagner of Agana Heights and Renee Munoz of Dededo, and grandson of Lois T. Gumataotao, Agana Heights.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Publication: Teaching Students with Severe Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Click here to view Teaching Students with Severe Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: BEST PRACTICES GUIDE TO INTERVENTION, From Firwood & Oak Grove Schools

Source: Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, State of Washington

Publication: Educational Aspects of Austism Spectrum Disorders

Click here to view The Educational Aspects of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Source: Special Education, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Washington

State Performance Plan Available

Parent Forum Informative

The Parent Forum that was held on July 6, 2010 at the Mangilao Mayor's Office, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. was a success! Parents were able to learn more about the SPED services and rights they have as parents. Thank you to all who made this event possible!