Month: January 2015
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
IYC Article about Using Signs from ISEI
January 20, 2015
The following is from an email to members the International Society on Early Intervention (ISEI). Anyone can join for free and get these emails by signing up at their website listed below. ========================================== The journal Infants & Young Children (IYC) is published in conjunction with the ISEI. As part of this relationship, the publisher of IYC has made available on the ISEI website (www.isei.washington.edu) an article from each issue of IYC for our members. The article for this issue of IYC is: Using Signs to Facilitate Vocabulary in Children With Language Delays Susan Hendler Lederer, Ph.D., CCC/SLP and Dana Battaglia, … Continue reading
Circle of Security Parenting Training for Professionals
January 16, 2015
Circle of Security Parenting Training© is a DVD parent education program offering the core components of the evidence-based and internationally acclaimed COS® protocol. This 4-Day seminar trains professionals to use an eight chapter DVD to educate caregivers. As noted on our Birth to Three Calendar, there is a training in New Britain, CT. in June 2015. If you are interested in forming a group in order to secure a discounted rate, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities Announces the availability of funds through the Consumer Involvement Fund.
January 13, 2015
The Consumer Involvement Fund (CIF) is a program that provides partial funding for individuals with developmental disabilities or their family members in Connecticut to participate in professional or informational conferences, legislative advocacy skills training events, public forums, focus groups, hearings and other similar activities. The intent of the CIF is to promote consumer involvement in activities that enhance independence, productivity and community inclusion of people with developmental disabilities. For more information contact Molly Cole, Director CT Council on Developmental Disabilities, 460 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106, 860-418-6157, 800-653-1134, Molly.email@example.com Please share this with others in Connecticut.
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.
January 12, 2015
We have many exciting trainings coming up in the next several months. Please refer to the Birth to Three Calendar for details. January – Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders; Evidence-Based Practices in Early Intervention (Rush & Shelden) March – Developing Effective Sensory Diets; Service Coordination; Together We Will: Use a Framework for Social Emotional Success April – Young Children’s Play in Early Intervention May – Effects of Stress & Trauma on the Social Emotional Development of Infants and Toddlers June – The Whole Pie Framework for Pediatric Feeding July – Service Coordination Also listed on the website calendar are opportunities … Continue reading