About

“Every Child Deserves a Bright Beginning”

The mission of the Coastal Plains Interagency Coordinating Council is to promote exemplary early intervention services for infants and toddlers.

CPICC is recognized by the IRS as a 501 (c) 3 organization and is registered as a charity by the Mississippi Secretary of State.  Services to our clients are provided at no cost to the families.

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We are a First Steps Partner

First Steps is Mississippi’s Early Intervention Program that is administered by the Mississippi State Department of Health. First Steps is part of the national Early Intervention Program for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families, which was created by Congress in 1986 under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part C.


What We Do

The Coastal Plains Interagency Coordinating Council (CPICC) is a community organization of parents, early intervention providers, community service agencies, schools and other interested parties working together to plan and coordinate services, in conjunction with the district offices of the lead agency, for eligible infants and toddlers and their families who reside within the counties that we serve. The organization shall:

  • Identifying existing early intervention services and resources;
  • Identifying gaps in the service delivery system and developing strategies to address these gaps;
  • Identifying alternative funding sources;
  • Facilitating the development of interagency agreements and supporting the development of service coalitions;
  • Assisting in the implementation of policies and procedures that will promote interagency collaboration;
  • Developing local procedures and determining mechanisms for implementing policies and procedures in accordance with state and federal statutes and regulations;
  • Developing a local interagency plan for the coordination of early intervention services to infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families;
  • Collecting necessary and appropriate data on early intervention service provision in the area;
  • Serve as the fiscal and or contracting agent for a local community for the provision of early intervention services, training or planning.