Month: May 2015

Share the Eligibility Result with PHCP

May 21, 2015

PHCPs Need To Know the Eligibility Result for Their Patients “Our son”….“My patient”….“A child on my roster” When a child is evaluated by Birth to Three, there are at least three adults that think of that child as “mine”: the parent, the child’s primary health care provider (PHCP), and You – if you are on his Birth to Three team.  All help support the little one’s health and development.  All need to communicate – with parent consent – about what is happening with the little guy. It starts at your first visit: Ask the parent for permission to release the Eligibility result … Continue reading


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Last minute news

May 21, 2015

If you are reading this in the weekly blog summary email, you’re too late.

You can however read this to see how to set your devices so you don’t miss time sensitive blog posts.


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Check Out This NEW COS Online Module!

May 15, 2015

Source: Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center and the Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems – May 15, 2015 This new free online module draws from the work of the Early Childhood Outcomes Center and is designed to help early intervention and preschool special education staff understand the Child Outcomes Summary (COS) process. It provides key information on the process and practices that contribute to consistent and meaningful COS decision-making. The first three sessions are available for use now and are meant to provide a basic understanding of the COS process. They include: Session 1: So What’s This All About? … Continue reading


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Go Baby Go!

May 12, 2015

Two great opportunities coming up to support early mobility and exploration through the Go Baby Go Program founded by the University of Delaware! Central Connecticut State University and Plainville High School will team up to build 6-8 modified toy cars for kids who need them @ Plainville High School. No cost to family, just need to register, contact  Contact: Rose Flammang PT, DPT rflammang@connecticutchildrens.org  or Michele Dischino CCSU Associate Professor dischinomic@ccsu.edu Initial modifications will occur May 26th. Kids and their families will join on May 27th 8am-11am to be fitted and final modifications made.  Families will get to take home … Continue reading


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CT. Birth to Three Training Team has job opening for an Occupational Therapist

May 8, 2015

The CT. Birth to Three System currently has an opening on the Provider Support Team for an Occupational Therapist with experience in delivering Part C services to children and families.  A main job responsibility is to develop and conduct trainings and provide technical assistance to Birth to Three private providers. Closing date is May 18, 2015.  Birth to Three OT Position


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Part C SSIP Phase 1- Complete!

May 5, 2015

Connecticut’s State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) Phase I is now online. Phase II is the improvement planning phase and work on this will start in June.  It is due to OSEP on February 1, 2016. We want input from a wide variety of stakeholders about how to best implement selected improvement strategies over the next five years to reach our goal or SiMR.  If you are interested in joining, please contact Alice.Ridgway@ct.gov. Don’t know what Connecticut’s Part C SiMR is? (or what it means?)  To learn more about the SSIP and how Connecticut’s stakeholders got to this point, visit the SSIP … Continue reading


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Are You Getting Weekly Birth to Three BLOG Posts? Are Your Colleagues?

May 1, 2015

If you have not signed up for weekly emails that alert you to recent BLOG posts, you may be missing key information. We post important Birth to Three updates, trainings,  information and tools that support you in providing quality services in Early Intervention.  You can sign up for weekly alerts right on the BLOG by scrolling down  until you see the sign-up on the left sidebar.  Don’t miss out on information you need.  Sign-up today! Of course, if you are reading this in an email, you are all set but will you please check with your colleagues to see if they got … Continue reading


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Birth to Three Feeding Training in June

May 1, 2015

Our upcoming training, The Whole Pie Framework for Pediatric Feeding, will be held June 1 & 2 with national presenter, Becky Miksic, OTR/L, T-NLP, T-TET.  The training focuses on infants and toddlers with special needs who have sensory and behavioral difficulties that interfere with their nutrition and feeding. In this interactive course, participants will learn how to identify feeding issues and support families.  This presenter comes highly recommended.  The training is filling quickly so don’t wait and get closed out!


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