Birth to Three Blog

    Family Survey Clarification

    May 13, 2014

    Each March we give batches of pre-printed family surveys to programs to pass on to specific families.  The families who get the surveys are those who have had more than six months of visits on Feb 1st each year. If you have a family who you think should have received a survey and didn’t, first please check that their first visit was before 8/1/13.  If it was, please contact Anna.Hollister@CT.gov.   If it wasn’t, please do not give the family a blank survey as they need a number to complete the survey online. In addition, regardless of how the survey is completed, their results … Continue reading


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    Speech Sound Disorder

    April 21, 2014

    REMINDER: A new diagnosed condition, Speech Sound Disorder, was added July 1, 2013.  Please refer to  Service Guideline #3: Children Referred For Speech Delays for more information.


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    Birth to Three Trainings

    April 21, 2014

    Don’t forget to check the Birth to Three Calendar for upcoming trainings: May 29th – Battelle Developmental Inventory 2 June 3 & 4 – DECA-I/T Both trainings are open to Early Intervention  professionals from all disciplines who are able to perform evaluations and assessments in the 0-3 system.   Birth to Three Calendar


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    CDC Webinar about Autism 4/22 at 1 p.m.

    April 8, 2014

    The CDC is pleased to announce their first ever Public Health Grand Rounds on autism spectrum disorder.  April 22, 2014, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., EST “Autism Spectrum Disorder: From Numbers to Know-How.”  This event features presentations on autism etiology, surveillance, early identification and screening, and evidence-based intervention. For more information and to view the event click the link below. http://www.cdc.gov/about/grand-rounds/archives/2014/April2014.htm Once there, scroll down towards the bottom to find the “Broadband Connection” and “Slower Connection” links.


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    ICD Coding

    April 1, 2014

    As providers recently heard at three regional meetings, there were changes to our procedures pending that were related to the changes in the International Statistical Classification of Diseases (ICD) coding scheduled for October 1, 2014.  These changes, that impact Medicaid and Commercial Insurance billing, were to take effect April 1st so we would have six months to prepare. Yesterday, March 31st , HR4302 was passed out of the Senate and includes this verbiage: SEC. 212. DELAY IN TRANSITION FROM ICD-9 TO ICD-10 CODE SETS. The Secretary of Health and Human Services may not, prior to October 1, 2015, adopt ICD-10 code sets as … Continue reading


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    ECO-Maps

    April 1, 2014

    Last month Sherri O’Neal from CPAC’s Family Connections and Aileen McKenna, Birth to Three Family Liaison, recorded an eco-map demonstration to be shown at service coordination training. For training purposes this 13 minute video is slightly longer than a typical eco-map. Most take around ten minutes to complete but the wealth of information gathered in that short time is well worth the extra minutes of effort. The video has been posted on the Birth to Three System’s YouTube channel at http://youtube.com/CTBirth23  in a playlist just below the welcome videos or you can click this link to go directly to it.


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    Draft FY15 Procedures Online

    March 24, 2014

    The draft procedures are available for review To find a list of the draft FY15 procedures click this link http://www.birth23.org/drafts/ Please submit comments and questions no later than April 8th.


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    CPAC is recruiting volunteers!

    February 26, 2014

    CPAC is looking for our best and brightest former Birth to Three families! We all remember those families whose Birth to Three experience was so positive that they left us wanting to give something back both to the system and the families that came after them. Now is their opportunity. CPAC is recruiting volunteer mentor parents to serve as telephone and email support to current Birth to Three families in their new Family Connections program. Families will be matched by geographic area and child disability. Mentor parents will receive training and ongoing support from CPAC staff. This is a great … Continue reading


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    Welcome to the Birth to Three Blog!

    January 2, 2014

    We hope you like this new communication tool. There are a number of ways to view these posts. You can check this site anytime for updates or to search for a topic. Use a feed reader site like Digg, Feedly, AOL Reader, etc. You can use your own RSS feed to email service like blogtrottr.com or feedmyinbox.com Set up an RSS feed in Outlook by clicking File > Account Settings > RSS Feeds and New.  The feed is at http://blog.birth23.org/feed/  > Click Add You may also chose to add this to you favorites under the feed tab in your browser. … Continue reading


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