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Zero to Three – Screen Sense: Setting the Record Straight

November 4, 2014

Read the latest research-based guidelines for screen use for children under 3 years old from Zero To Three.  

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Email Sign up Widget Added to Blog Screen

July 8, 2014

If you are reading this in an email from the Connecticut Birth to Three System, you can stop here – your email address has already been added to the automated process for sending out blog post summaries once a week. If you are reading this from Feedburner or another reader app or directly on the website and have not been receiving blog post summaries via email (usually around noon on Tuesday), you can now sign up right on Go to the Blog tab, scroll down and look for the last widget on the left. It looks like this:

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OSEP Determinations

July 1, 2014

Last week Connecticut received the state’s “determination letter” from the US Dept. of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and for the 7th year in a row… “The Department has determined that Connecticut meets the requirements of Part C of the IDEA.”   That may not sound like a lot but it means a great deal. The only way we could continue to meet all of the requirements of Part C of IDEA year after year is through your efforts ensuring that families have timely initial IFSP meetings, new services, and transition conferences.  This is in addition to all the … Continue reading

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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. 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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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 Please submit comments and questions no later than April 8th.

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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 or Set up an RSS feed in Outlook by clicking File > Account Settings > RSS Feeds and New.  The feed is at  > 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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