Month: January 2017
Easy ASQ online enrollment
January 25, 2017
Connecting families to the Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQ) is quick and easy via the online enrollment options on CDI’s website. Online questionnaires: Click here for English Click here for Spanish Mailed questionnaires, Click here Every family of a child that is not receiving Birth to Three supports and services can benefit from this free developmental monitoring program. This includes parents: who decline the evaluation whose children are determined not eligible whose children are eligible but choose not to enroll in Birth to Three who exit before or at 36 months who want to know more about age-appropriate developmental skills ASQ developmental monitoring continues until 60 months of … Continue reading
Research: Diminished Attention to Eyes and Autism
January 20, 2017
“Mechanisms of Diminished Attention to Eyes in Autism” Am J Psychiatry. 2017;174:26-35, 1-2. J.M. Moriuchi, A. Klin, W. Jones The reduced attention to other people’s eyes in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is due to passive insensitivity to social signals in others’ eyes, rather than gaze aversion, conclude US investigators in findings that could ultimately point to novel therapies for the condition. In two experiments, researchers showed that children with ASD did not look away faster than typically developing children from direct gaze but reacted less to implicit social cues for eye-looking. “These results contradict the hypothesis that children … Continue reading
Terrific Opportunity for Early Interventionists in Birth to Three!
January 13, 2017
LAST CALL – ONLY 4 SLOTS REMAIN. NEED TO CONTACT Gabriella Freye by WEDNESDAY, January 18th!!! The University of Connecticut, Mary Beth Bruder, is offering a course including a series of 3 modules on early intervention. The course will allow for graduate credit or a stipend, as well as attainment of the CT. Birth to Three Early Intervention Specialist Credential after successful completion of the 3 modules. Please contact Gabriela Freyre-Calish, MSW at 860-679-1563 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Here’s what your colleagues are saying: “This course provides early interventionists with the essential tools needed to understand and apply the research that guides how we provide services to … Continue reading
Activity Based Teaming: Training and TA
January 12, 2017
Applications have gone out to program directors for the two-day training in April 2017 and follow-up TA for 6 months. The training will be on Evidence-based practices in Early Intervention by national experts, Dathan Rush & M’Lisa Shelden. Program Directors should submit the application for their team by January 24, 2017. Contact Linda Bamonte for more information.
Natural Learning Environments Training – February 2017
January 12, 2017
Going Deeper Into Natural Learning Environments, a one-day training, has been added to the calendar for February 22, 2017 (Snow Date February 24th). This is an essential training for anyone providing Early Intervention to families and a pre-requisite for any teams applying for the Activity-Based Teaming Training and TA with Rush & Shelden in April. Register on the Birth to Three Calendar.
LEARN Disability Summit at Mohegan Sun
January 6, 2017
LEARN Young Children & Families and Student Support Services are proud to present this 0 – 21 Disability Summit. Registration is open now. Free to registered participants. When: March 11, 2017 10 AM – 4 PM Where: Mohegan Sun Convention Center, Uncasville, CT More information is available at http://www.learn.k12.ct.us/