Category: Service Guidelines

Hearing Tests and Autism Assessments

April 9, 2018

Based on feedback from a recent study by CCMC, the lead agency reviewed the Evaluation and Assessment guidance and the Autism Guidelines regarding whether it was required that a hearing test be completed prior to an assessment to diagnose autism.  There was apparently no clear requirement to do, still the wording in the Evaluation and Assessment Guidance is being revised as follows. Previous Initial Evaluation and Assessment procedure Eligibility Determination for a Child with a Positive Screen for ASD …. All of the autism-specific programs are equipped to make this diagnosis. In some cases they may be made by the general … Continue reading


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DRAFT Autism Guideline

October 11, 2017

Birth to Three has updated our Autism Guideline to reflect new research over the past five years. Please feel free to read through this draft and let us know what you think. We are particularly looking for resources, research and references to add for both providers and families. Please click on Draft Autism Guideline. Please send your feedback to Aileen McKenna at aileen.McKenna@ct.gov.


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Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards (CT ELDS)

January 12, 2015

The CT ELDS were developed through the work of the Connecticut Early Childhood Education Cabinet and its Early Learning Standards Workgroup and published by the Office of Early Childhood. In addition, over 100 state and national experts participated in some way during the development process, helping to ensure a strong and comprehensive set of Early Learning Standards for Connecticut.  The CT ELDS and a document that aligns the standards with the Hawaii Early Learning Profile (HELP) can now be found on the Birth to Three website.


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Assistive Techology Guidelines

November 4, 2014

The Assistive Technology Guidelines for Part C have been posted


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SPEECH SOUND DISORDER (SSD)

October 28, 2014

Now that the diagnosis of SSD has been utilized for several months and program staff have given feedback there will be a few changes to the process to expedite the child being made eligible and allow the program to ensure an audiological is completed as part of the assessment. Children with a speech sound disorder can now be determined to be eligible for services prior to having an audiological evaluation completed. However, since the audiological assessment is integral to determining appropriate IFSP services, an Interim IFSP must be completed that identifies the needs for an audiological to complete the assessment … Continue reading


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Updated Assistive Technoloy Guidelines

August 26, 2014

The update AT Guidelines for Part C have been posted under Service Guidelines. A link to the complete AT Guideline with Part B and Part C, as well as the Executive Summary are also available on the Service Guideline page.


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