Month: August 2015

Free Smoke Detectors & Safety Information

August 28, 2015

Help your families stay safe! The American Red Cross and its community partners have launched a Home Fire Campaign that aims to reduce deaths and injuries caused by home fires by 25% in five years.  Red Cross teams are ready to install free smoke alarms and share fire safety information. You do not need to own your home to be eligible. If you know someone who needs smoke alarms and fire preparedness information, encourage them to request a visit at http://www.redcross.org/ct/schedule-a-visit During the home visit, the family will receive: Installed smoke alarms if no working smoke alarms are present in the home Guidance in the development … Continue reading


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Office of Early Childhood Kicks Off CLICK for Babies Campaign

August 28, 2015

The CT. Office of Early Childhood (OEC) is kicking off its participation in the nationwide CLICK for Babies Campaign organized by the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome.  The purpose is to create awareness of the leading trigger for infant abuse, frustration with infant crying.  The OEC and community organizations will be collecting and distributing purple handmade caps across the state to new parents.  Some good information for parents related to infant crying can be found at CLICK for Babies .  


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Developmental Screening in Early Childhood Settings – Don’t Just Wait and See! — webinar

August 28, 2015

Families often seek Birth to Three supports after screening by an early care or medical provider identifies a possible developmental delay.  Gain insight into developmental surveillance, screening and assessment strategies and tools,  and explore how to coordinate efforts with Early Head Start, other early childhood settings and the Medical Home. Participation is free.  Register at https://goto.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1073352 Thursday, September 3, 2015    *   2 – 3 PM EDT This presentation will be recorded and archived on the NCH portal of the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center for later viewing. Participants in the live presentation will receive a Certificate of participation upon completion of … Continue reading


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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder Awareness Day – Informational Forum

August 28, 2015

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) is an often overlooked and under-diagnosed condition with serious developmental implications that confers automatic eligibility for IDEA Part C, Connecticut Birth to Three System supports.  Learn more from Dr. Carol Cohen Weitzman, Yale School of Medicine and State ICC member, and colleagues from across the state: Wednesday, Sept. 9  – 9 AM – 12 noon Legislative Office Building, Hearing Room 2E,  Hartford, CT registration begins at 8:30 Space is limited.  Please RSVP to mgiovannucci@abhct.com or dachenbach@abhct.com Co-Sponsored by the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, The CT Department of Children and Families and Advanced Behavioral … Continue reading


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New COS Session Added to Module!

August 25, 2015

Huh? Previously we posted about a free online learning module for the Child Outcome Summary (COS) Process A fourth session has just been added outlining the 7-point scale used to indicate a child’s status on each of the three outcomes at a given point in time.  The 7-point scale indicates how the child’s current functioning compares to age-expected functioning for his or her chronological age Below is the direct link to the site where you can learn more and register for access to the module. http://dasycenter.org/child-outcomes-summary-cos-process-module-collecting-using-data-to-improve-programs/


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Course on Early Childhood Development

August 20, 2015

Three Rivers Community College is offering a course on infant and toddler development.  Topics explored will include the development of the brain, attachment, emotions, cognition, social interactions, language, and motor skills. For more information see ECE 241 Course Description.


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View Archived Sessions from the National Autism Conference

August 13, 2015

Earlier this month the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education, and PaTTAN sponsored the National Autism Conference.  Many of the sessions were made available at no cost via live webcasting.  Here is a link to see some of the archived sessions from this year and last years conference. View the archived webcasting sessions here.


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Conference: Building A Great Life!

August 6, 2015

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the ADA and the 40th anniversary of the IDEA with families, self-advocates and professionals on October 2 and 3, 2015 in Farmington. Go here for more information: http://pathct.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Building-a-Great-Life-Registration-Book-SERC-FINAL-7-14-_Page_1.jpg Register  before Sept. 11th: http://buildingagreatlife.eventbrite.com Hemos incluido información y hoja de inscripción en español


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Upcoming Natural Learning Environment Training

August 6, 2015

This is a critical training for all interventionists in the Birth to Three System. An overview of Birth to Three best practices will be presented including Natural Learning Environments, Coaching as a Style of Interaction, and Primary Service Provider approach to teaming. Focus will be on developing increased competence in using a family’s everyday activities, and all the learning opportunities present within that activity, to promote child development and increased participation.  This training is now open for registration on the Birth to Three Calendar.


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ECTA Center eNotes

August 4, 2015

Do you get these Early Childhood TA Center emails each Friday?   The articles are often very interesting and relevant like the new parent portal at Zero to Three or the Spanish language video on Early Hearing Screening.    To sign up email sue.goode@unc.edu  


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