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IDEA State Advisory Panels (SAP) and State Interagency Coordinating Councils (SICC) address the needs of students with disabilities in K-12 special education programs, early intervention programs, and preschool.

This website is intended to address the information and communication needs of:
• SAP members and State Education Agency (SEA) staff
• SICC members and Lead Agency (LA) staff
• Individuals interested in learning about the functions of the SAPs and SICCs


Current Announcements and Upcoming Events

Latest Newsletters:
PDF iconSeptember 2021 SAP & SICC Newsletter
PDF icon PDF iconJune 2021 SAP & SICC Newsletter

PDF iconMarch 2021 SAP & SICC Newsletter

2020 SAP & SICC Webinar Series:
September 28, 2021 : Register Now!
April 29,2021: Best Practices of SAPs and SICCs
January 28, 2021: Authentic Stakeholder Engagment
September 30, 2020: New Member Orientation

2019 SAP & SICC Webinar Series:
June 30, 2020: Meeting and Strategic Planning
April 30, 2020: Support for SAPs & SICCs and the Role of SAPs and SICCs During COVID-19

COVID-19 SAP & SICC Resources
WA - State Education Advisory Council (SEAC) Statement on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Updates
The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services designated the following technical assistance centers as resource hubs for information on issues related to COVID-19 (coronavirus): 

Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA) for early childhood:

National Center on Systemic Improvement (NCSI) for K-12: 

Information tailored to families and family-serving organizations can be found at the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR):

SAP-SICC Workgroup Information:
Editions of the SAP-SICC Newsletter along with a one-page flyer explaining the National SAP-SICC Workgroup are posted to the News page of this website.  

The National SAP-SICC Workgroup is pleased to announce the 2020 SAP-SICC Webinar Series! Detailed information about each webinar and how to participate will be posted closer to the dates below.  

  • Updates and Information for Panels/Councils (April 2020)
  • Strategic Planning/Meeting Planning (May 2020)
  • Orientation of New Members (Summer 2020)
  • Authentic Stakeholder Engagement (Fall 2020)
  • Best Practices in SAP and SICC Work (Winter 2020-21)

Archived Webinars

Meeting and Strategic Planning (June 2020)

Support for SAPs & SIC and the Role of SAPs and SICCs During COVID-19 (April 2020)

Learning Together in Hawaii: Increasing Active Engagement Through the State Advisory Council (May 2019)

Coming Together Around Expressed Needs (January 2019)

Creating the 2018-2019 Series Together (September 2018)

Building Stakeholder Knowledge about Data- A Toolkit for IDEA Part C and Part B 619 Stakeholders (May 2018)

An Online Toolkit to Improve the Quality of Parent Involvement Data (March 2018)

The State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP): What SAPs and SICCs Need to Know about the First Three Years (December 2017)

 SAPs and SICCs as the conduit to stakeholder engagement and support (October 2017)

Connecting across SAP and SICCS in 2017-18: Website and webinars as tools to connect (June 2017)

Equity in IDEA: Significant Disproportionality Final Rule (2017)

SICC/SAP Annual Priorities (December 2016)

Effective Strategies and Practices in Providing Orientation for SICC/SAP Members (September 2016)

Addressing Significant Disproportionality in Special Education, using Stakeholders, including State Advisory Panels (May 2016)

SAP/ICC Stakeholder Involvement in Evaluating the State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) (December 2016) - recording

Engaging Stakeholders in Data Analysis (October 2015)

GRADS 360 (March 2015)

Stakeholder Involvement in the SSIP Process (December 2014)

SICC/SAP Membership Challenge (August 2014)

Back to Basics: An Orientation to Strategies and Resources, Roles and Responsibilities of SAP/SICCs (February 2014)

The Role of Parents and Families as SSIP Stakeholders (November 2013)

Overview of Proposed State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) (August 2013)

Content Committee Structure and Operations (May 2013)

Annual Reports: Who, What, How? (February 2013)

Advisory Panel Role in RDA (October 2012)

SPP/SICC Website Tour (May 2012)

Communication with the Public (February 2012)

Advise and Assist: What Does It Mean? (November 2011)

SPP-APR Process (May 2011)

Parent Involvement (February 2011)

Representing Stakeholders (October 2010)