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 27, 2013


Felis Anu Nuebu (Chamorro)

Feliz Ano Nuevo (Spanish)

Parakapw Mwahu (Pohnpei)

Ungil Becheserrak (Palau)

Akemashite Omedeto Gozaimasu (Japanese)

Hau'oli Makahiki Hou (Hawaiian)

Sut dal kum mum (Korean)

Gung Hay Fat Choy (Chinese)

ChĂșc Mung Nam Moi (Vietnamese)

May the year 2014 bring you abundant blessings filled with much love, joy, peace, and happiness!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!

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)

Monday, December 16, 2013

ICC Quarterly Meeting Productive

The Guam ICC ended its last quarterly meeting of the year on December 16, 2013 at the Guam Marriott Resort with much success.  Suggestions of new members were explored, and the commitment of every member was highlighted.  Recommendations will be forthcoming.  The revised ICC's By-Laws were previously passed, and the group was reminded of its importance.  The Evaluation of Part C, GEIS and in particular the development of the scope of work was discussed.  Cathy Tydingco will provide additional details in the next quarterly meeting.  She will also forward the Memorandum of Agreement for the agencies that service our children.  Moreover, final input on the Part C APR, which is due to OSEP February 3, 2014 was also made.  Thank you for making this happen!

Members of our focus groups also shared great news of various activities, including outreach to families, Boystown Research Hospital visit for the hearing impaired, PBIS, teacher training, Shriners/Genetics visit, etc.  Budgets regarding the different focus group activities will be further discussed in our next quarterly meeting.  Kudos to all!

Tydingo shared her Report Out for Part C and Part B.  She discussed the FFY 2014 grant application, state plan components, public hearing, stakeholders presentation on the Preschool Indicators, as well as the Annual IDEA Part C Report to the Public 2011-2012.

Lastly, we are pleased to announce that a new Executive Committee was formed.  Karla Borja was elected as the new Guam ICC Chairperson.  Elaine Eclavea was elected as the Vice Chairperson.  Cathy Tydingco will remain as the Part C Coordinator and the two Members at Large include Dr. Nieves Flores and Cathy Schroeder.  Borja will replace Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera as the new Chairperson.  Thank you Dr. Rivera for your service, and congratulations to our new Executive Committee!

The next proposed ICC Quarterly meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 10, 2013, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  The location will be announced later.  Please join us then!