Category: ICC / LICC

Draft 16-17 SPP/APR available for review

December 27, 2017

This is a link to the final draft of the combined State Performance Plan / Annual Performance Report.   It is a very long document, best viewed online.  As usual, Connecticut continues to do very well on both the compliance and results indicators. The APR is due to the US Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs by February 1, 2018.  For more information about the SPP, click here.  Indicator (11), also known as the SSIP will be completed for an April 1, 2018 submission. If you have any questions or comments please email Alice.Ridgway@ct.gov no later than January 20, 2018.


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SPP/APR submitted and Tables by Program Posted

February 24, 2017

This is a link to the final (87 page) State Performance Plan / Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR).  It was submitted to the US Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs on January 23, 2017.  For more information about the SPP/APR, click here.  Indicator 11, also known as the SSIP has not been updated since it is not due until April 3, 2017. The public reporting tables that report performance by program or county for each indicator have been updated and are available here. You can find them anytime on Birth23.org under How Are We Doing? then follow the drop down options to … Continue reading


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FFY17 Part C Federal Application Draft Available for Comment

February 17, 2017

The Draft FFY17 (7/1/17-6/30/18) Part C Federal Application is now available for public comment. It can be found here. http://www.birth23.org/aboutb23/fedapp/ Written comment on the application must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Comments should be sent: by e-mail to Alice.Ridgway@ct.gov. by Fax to 860-622-2789 or by mail at 450 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT, 06103-1835; Two public hearings concerning the proposed application will be held. Monday, March 20th, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Office of Early Childhood, 450 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT, 06103-1835, Meeting Room H Plaza Level Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 from 3:00 to … Continue reading


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Draft 15-16 SPP/APR available for review

January 10, 2017

This is a link to the final draft of the combined State Performance Plan / Annual Performance Report.  It is due to the US Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs by February 1, 2017.  For more information about the SPP, click here.  Indicator (11), also known as the SSIP will be completed for an April 1, 2017 submission. If you have any questions or comments please email Alice.Ridgway@ct.gov no later than January 20, 2017.


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Join in Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Baby IDEA

September 28, 2016

Colleagues, This October marks the 30th Anniversary of the passage of Public Law 99-457, which established Part C and mandated Part B, Section 619 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). As key partners in improving results and upholding the rights of infants, toddlers, and preschool children requiring early intervention and special education services, OSEP invites you to join in celebrating this important occasion! Throughout the week of October 3-7, 2016, OSEP will run a campaign showcasing many perspectives from the field, including researchers, families, practitioners, and even individuals who participated in early childhood services through Part C and … Continue reading


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This evaluation plan ties it all together….

March 30, 2016

Want to see the SSIP Phase II Logic Model and Evaluation Plan that connects our plans for professional development, changes to our fiscal system as well as how we communicate about Birth to Three?  Here is the full report State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) Phase II. The attachments lay it all out.  (The first part of the report is from Phase I last  year.) Phase II was the part where a broad group of stakeholders identified how to enhance our infrastructure (fiscal and how we communicate) and how we plan to support EIS providers to reach our State-identified Measureable Result … Continue reading


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Draft FFY16 Part C Application Available

February 5, 2016

NOTICE OF PUBLIC PARTICIPATION, COMMENTS, AND HEARINGS ON CONNECTICUT’S ANNUAL STATE APPLICATION UNDER PART C OF IDEA FOR CONNECTICUT BIRTH TO THREE SYSTEM’S FEDERAL FUNDING Connecticut’s Federal Application for Part C funds under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for Federal Fiscal Year 2016 is currently out for public comment until April 5, 2016.  This document can be found on the Birth to Three Website www.birth23.org under About Birth to Three > Annual Part C Application.  Here is the direct link to the document: http://www.birth23.org/files/AboutB23/DraftCTPartCApp.pdf. The document can also be viewed at Birth to Three office at 460 Capitol … Continue reading


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FY15 Birth to Three System data report available online

December 28, 2015

The Connecticut Birth to Three System and State Interagency Coordinating  Council report to the Governor each year on activities that support families of infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities.  We are pleased to share the latest report, posted here Birth23.org/aboutb23/annualdata/. Meet the Daly Family and hear from their service coordinator and Finn’s pediatrician,  compare town-by-town referral data, and learn how our almost 1,200 service providers partner with families in a dynamic and individualized process that enhances learning and development during everyday activities. Prior years’ reports are also available on the same web page. To get to the Annual Data Reports page on Birth23.org click the … Continue reading


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How has IDEA made a difference to you?

October 21, 2015

(EI Providers please share this with the families you have supported in the past and currently support!) What do inclusion, equity, and opportunity look like for you? OSEP wants to hear from children and youth with disabilities, teachers, parents, researchers, and other IDEA stakeholders about the impact this legislation has had. Please share your art, photographs, and writing with us for possible use during the upcoming 40th Anniversary events. You may submit your documents and personal stories up to November 8th at the following URL: https://www.osep-meeting.org/ideaanniversary/  


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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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SPP/APR submitted and Tables by Program Posted

February 3, 2015

This is a link to the final combined (63 page) State Performance Plan / Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR).  It was submitted to the US Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs on January 29th, 2015.  The format is completely different from previous years.  For more information about the SPP/APR, click here.  The new Indicator (11), also known as the SSIP has not been included since it is not due until April 1, 2015. The public reporting tables that report performance by program or county have also been updated and are available here. You can find them anytime on Birth23.org under How Are We … Continue reading


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What Are Other State Part C Systems Doing?

January 20, 2015

The IDEA Infant and Toddler Coordinators Association (ITCA) recently posted the results of two 2014 surveys related to Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) online.  These have interesting information about what is going on in other states. 2014 ITCA Tipping Points Survey – Part C Implementation: State Challenges and Responses – This survey is used to help track emerging issues and state responses related to eligibility, finance and decisions regarding continued participation in the Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities (Part C of IDEA). Forty‐eight of the fifty-six states and jurisdictions responded to the … Continue reading


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The SSIP is taking shape

January 6, 2015

What is the SSIP?  The State Systemic Improvement Plan is the newest indicator in the State Performance Plan required by section 616 of the IDEA.  This indicator is pretty comprehensive and involves all of the lead agency teams within Birth to Three; Family and Community Support, Provider Support, Fiscal Support, and Systems Support. A webpage dedicated to the three phase SSIP (we’re only in Phase 1) is updated after each meeting.  The last meeting was held on December 8th and the next will be February 23rd by when we hope to have a draft ready for review by the public.   Check out … Continue reading


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Draft SPP/APR available for review

December 24, 2014

This is a link to the final draft of the new combined State Performance Plan / Annual Performance Report.  It is due to the US Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs by February 2, 2015.  The format is completely different from previous years and the last two indicators have new numbers.  For more information about the SPP, click here.  The new Indicator (11), also known as the SSIP has not been included in this draft since it is not due until April 1, 2015. If you have any questions or comments please email Alice.Ridgway@ct.gov or call her at 860.496.3073 no later than January … Continue reading


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ICC Meeting Oct 27, 2014

October 20, 2014

Please come join us at our next Interagency Birth to Three Coordinating Council meeting on Monday, October 27, 2014 (9:00-12:15) at Connecticut Behavioral Partnership-ValueOptions 500 Enterprise Drive-3rd Floor Conference Room (Hartford) Rocky Hill, CT 06067. Your input to the Council is important; the agenda is posted on the Birth to Three website (www.birth23.org).


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Are you interested in starting a Local Interagency Coordinating Council in your community?

June 26, 2014

The Birth to Three System is interested in funding new community Local Interagency Coordinating Councils (LICC). Currently LICC’s exist in Danbury, Torrington and Lower Fairfield area. Connecticut’s LICCs are independent advisory bodies; therefore their internal structure is as individualized as the LICC itself. LICCs are required by statute to meet at least four times per year.  Most LICCs meet more often or hold additional events on interesting topics each year.  Most LICCs, however, have one, two, or three identified chairs or officers to enhance group direction, facilitate the LICC planning and implementation of activities, and ensure completion  of the necessary … Continue reading


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