February 10, 2015
Congratulations to our own Linda Bamonte, DPT for her article in this recent APTA Journal!
November 18, 2014
The Office of Early Childhood Wants to Hear Your Ideas! This summer, the Office of Early Childhood convened a workgroup to generate recommendations about how to better coordinate Home Visiting Programs in Connecticut. The initial draft of recommendations (required by Public Act 13-178) are ready for your input! The recommendations represent a first step by the Office of Early Childhood towards improving the system of home visiting programs so that it better serves Connecticut families. To view the draft report, go to: http://www.ct.gov/oec/cwp/view.asp?A=4547&Q=551372 Once you have reviewed the report, we ask that you please provide comments either by: Answering a … Continue reading
August 29, 2014
Years ago we learned that Part C of the IDEA requires that the service coordinator convenes a transition conference between 9 months and 90 days before the child’s 3rd birthday. Part B of the IDEA requires that the LEA participate in that meeting. Since our compliance is measured by whether or not the conference was held on time (and not whether the LEA participated), we are the ones who must schedule and hold the conference on time. Please be sure to invite the LEA to the conference with enough notice so they can make it. You also want to allow … Continue reading
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
June 13, 2014
Learn the Signs. Act Early. Improving Early Identification for Children with Autism and other Developmental Disabilities Friday, June 27 1 EDT, 12 CDT, 11 MDT, 10 PDT You are invited to participate in this ECTA Center webinar which will feature the “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” campaign. You will learn about the program components, tools, and resources. And you will learn how these tools and resources have been used in coordinated, cross sector developmental monitoring, screening and Child Find to improve early identification for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. LTSAE Factsheet Presenters: Camille Smith, CDC – “Learn the … Continue reading
May 13, 2014
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