Month: July 2014

Child Outcome Summary Participation Rates

July 29, 2014

An updated table of Child Outcome Summary Participation Rates for FY14 (7/1/13 – 6/30/14) has been posted on the Data Verification Tables page (Under How are we doing on the Home page Left menu).  Programs are encouraged to look at their data and update SPIDER.  If there are other reasons for being below 85%, please contact Alice.Ridgway@ct.gov.


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Global Reporting and Child Outcomes Data

July 18, 2014

There is a new video  on the website that walks you through how to download and manipulate the raw child outcome data that is in SPIDER.   The link is listed on the SPIDER Video Manual page under the For Providers menu to the left.


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New Evaluation and Assessment Pathways Exam!

July 15, 2014

The exam meets the requirement for a three credit course for the Early Intervention Specialist (EIS).Birth to Three worked with Charter Oak State College to produce an Evaluation and Assessment Pathways Examination.  This test was developed to enable students to earn college credit for demonstrating mastery of content knowledge equivalent to that which is learned in a full semester lower-level college course in Infant-Toddler Evaluation & Assessment.    For more information: http://www.charteroak.edu/exams/cosc.cfm


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Evidence-Based Practices in Early Intervention

July 15, 2014

We are pleased to be supporting an initiative with nationally recognized presenters, Dathan Rush and M’Lisa Sheldon: “Evidence-Based Practices in Early Intervention: Use of Natural Learning Environments, Coaching, and Primary Provider Approach to Teaming”. This is a wonderful opportunity for in-depth training and collaboration with these leaders in the field including 2 webinars, a 2 day Institute, and 6 months of follow-up TA support.  Applications have been emailed to all program directors and are due by August 7, 2014.


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New Files and Temporary Ones

July 11, 2014

If you are looking for a new version of a procedure or form or file and the old version opens instead of the new, please be sure that you have deleted your temporary internet files and then try again.  If after that you still see the old file, do let us know.


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Email Sign up Widget Added to Blog Screen

July 8, 2014

If you are reading this in an email from the Connecticut Birth to Three System, you can stop here – your email address has already been added to the automated process for sending out blog post summaries once a week. If you are reading this from Feedburner or another reader app or directly on the Birth23.org website and have not been receiving blog post summaries via email (usually around noon on Tuesday), you can now sign up right on Birth23.org. Go to the Blog tab, scroll down and look for the last widget on the left. It looks like this:


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OSEP Determinations

July 1, 2014

Last week Connecticut received the state’s “determination letter” from the US Dept. of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and for the 7th year in a row… “The Department has determined that Connecticut meets the requirements of Part C of the IDEA.”   That may not sound like a lot but it means a great deal. The only way we could continue to meet all of the requirements of Part C of IDEA year after year is through your efforts ensuring that families have timely initial IFSP meetings, new services, and transition conferences.  This is in addition to all the … Continue reading


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Family Cost Participation Form

July 1, 2014

Happy July 1!! Today is the first day of using the new family cost participation form with all new families. We are also hoping that you will gradually have all of your families fill out this new form, particularly those families that have many months before their annual.  The two links below will take you to learning modules that we have prepared especially for providers to walk you through the process of filling out the new form. Filling Out the Family Cost Participation Form Talking to Families about Money We are working on a video to explain our form to … Continue reading


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