Fall/Winter 2015 Volume 108

ICC Parents 2014Interagency Coordinating Council Retreat Update  On October 1, the Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC) hosted its annual retreat at the Wachusett Inn in Westminister, MA. The ICC is a federally mandated statewide interagency group made up of parents, professionals and providers that advise and assist, the Department of Public Health, on Early Intervention (EI)…


Samuel Caraballo


Parent Involvement on the Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC) by Samuel Caraballo As a parent of a child with developmental disabilities, I am often busy trying to catch up with my daughter’s medical appointments, evaluations and therapy sessions. Meeting the needs of an exceptional child is a full-time commitment that leaves many parents like myself feeling apathetic toward the policy aspects of disability services…

Melissa McCarthy


Trauma Through the Eyes of a Child  This year’s ICC retreat brought me insight into the world of trauma…trauma, from a child’s view, and how it impacts his/her behavior and perception of the world. Trauma can come from many different experiences. In this article I will speak about the medical piece of Trauma.