Month: March 2015

B23 Banner at the Capitol This Week

March 30, 2015

B23 Banner posted across from the Capitol this week! Planning to visit Hartford this week? Be sure to pass by the Capitol building and look at 165 Capitol Avenue across the street. When Governor Malloy looks out his office window this week, he will see a 3 foot tall Birth to Three logo and our intake phone number next to the message, “Life is full of Surprises.  Call Birth to Three if your baby isn’t developing as expected.”  Hundreds of passersby have seen  our public awareness banner every year since 2006.  This week, you can too!  


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Free child car seats & training for Naugatuck Valley parents

March 23, 2015

DERBY (WTNH) – Safe Kids Greater Naugatuck Valley, Griffin Hospital and The Derby Elks are teaming up to offer a free training on child car seats and a seat giveaway. It’s on Wednesday, April 15 from 2-6 p.m. at Griffin Hospital’s Community Outreach parking lot, 4 Mountain St., Derby. This training will help answer questions about safety requirements for children in various car seats. At the end of this training, participants will receive a free seat appropriate to their child’s needs and instruction on proper use. To be eligible for the giveaway, participants must preregister. Free seats are limited, so the program … Continue reading


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Don’t get closed out of upcoming Birth to Three trainings with national presenters!

March 9, 2015

Check out the Birth to Three Calendar to register for the exciting trainings coming up this Spring including: Young Children’s Play in Early Intervention/Early Childhood: Description, Assessment and Intervention The training will be presented on April 24, 2015 by  Karen Lifter, Ph.D., Northeastern University – author of Developmental Play Assessment. _________________________________________________________________ Effects of Stress & Trauma on Social-Emotional Development of Infants & Toddlers This is a ONE day training that will be presented on three different dates in three different locations around the state, making it convenient for all Early Intervention providers to attend.  The training is with nationally recognized presenters, Jane Ellison, … Continue reading


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SSIP Phase I Final Draft available

March 2, 2015

The final draft of Phase I of  Connecticut’s State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) is online for review. Click here to view the final daft of Phase I approved at the stakeholder meeting. Please contact Alice.Ridgway@ct.gov with any questions or suggested edits no later than March 16th, 2015 This is a sample of what the report will look like once it is entered into the online system called GRADS360. To learn more about the SSIP and how Connecticut’s stakeholders got to this point, please visit the SSIP webpage at http://www.birth23.org/accountability/spp/ssip/ also available via the Birth23.org Home page menus on the left under … Continue reading


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Parent-Led Intervention Improves Outcomes for Toddlers With Autism

March 2, 2015

A recent research study reports that toddlers with autism have demonstrated significant improvement after intensive intervention by parents rather than clinicians. Parent-led intense intervention during everyday activities resulted in significant improvements in several areas for children diagnosed with Autism.  Parent-Implemented Social Intervention for Toddlers With Autism: An RCT Additional research found that that parent-led  intervention may lower the risk for toddlers that are at high risk for autism.  


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