Month: August 2014

Transition Conferences – whose job is it anyway?

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

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Autism Presentation and Discussion

August 26, 2014

  The CT Birth to Three System will be sponsoring a gathering open to all providers who support families and children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Please consider joining us for a topical presentation and open discussion on September 23, 2014 from 1-3:30 at Neat 33 Coventry St, Hartford, CT 06112. Registration is limited.  Register Online Here About the Presenter: Jennifer Bogin, M.S.ed, BCBA is the Director of the Division of Autism Spectrum Services at the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services.  In her role she oversees the implementation of two statewide Medicaid waiver programs that provide a variety of services to … 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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Childcare Funds available for Children in Shelters

August 21, 2014

The Children in Shelters Childcare Assistance Fund supports homeless families with childcare costs. Thanks to the CT Coalition to End Homelessness and generous support from the U.S. Department of Housing, this fund is continuing to accept new applications. Children in Shelters is open to families living in emergency shelters (including domestic violence shelters) or enrolled in the CT Rapid Rehousing Program.  It may pay for childcare fees at a licensed facility or licensed individual provider for a child under the age of 6 and their eligible siblings, as well as transportation needs, such as bus passes or gas cards. Children in Shelter provides up … Continue reading

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Great webinar on “Early Motor Delays” from AAP

August 15, 2014

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Program to Enhance the Health and Development of Infants and Children (PEHDIC) is hosting a Webinar series, “Motor Delays: Early Identification and Evaluation – Do you know what to look for?” the next session of which is scheduled for Tuesday, August 26 at 3pm Eastern Time. A description of the Webinar and link to the registration page are below. Registration is open and space is limited, so sign up today!   Patient Care if Motor Delay is Identified – Do You Know the “Red Flags” to Look For? Faculty: Dipesh Navsaria, MD, MPH, MSLIS … Continue reading

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Be On the Lookout for Trainings!

August 5, 2014

The year-at-a glance training calendar for the Birth to Three System will be out very soon but in the meantime, the first several conferences include:  Working With Families in Challenging Situations, Early Identification of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Speech Sound Disorders – Implications for Birth to Three, Evidence Based Practices in Early Intervention with Dathan Rush & M’Lisa Sheldon, and the Early Start Denver Model.  Please refer to the Birth to Three Calendar

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National Child Outcomes Data 2012-2013

August 1, 2014

The ECTA Center staff will present the recently analyzed national child outcomes data for 2012-2013 including completeness of the data and some pattern checking to explore what is behind the national numbers. In addition, states will learn about updated resources including the 2012-2013 national graphing template, 2012-2013 eligibility category comparison template and more. Session Overview Date: Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 1:00 pm EDT Register by Monday, August 25, 2014 Call-in and screen share information will be e-mailed to registered participants the day of the webinar. Registrations for this webinar are being taken at:

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