Month: October 2021

National Service Coordination Resources: What’s new and where are we going?

October 27, 2021

Curious to learn about resources, tools and activities to support states and programs using the DEC/ITCA Joint Position Statement on Service Coordination in Early Intervention and the Knowledge and Skills for Service Coordinators (KSSC)?  Register today for the next DEC SC CoP web conversation happening on December 9, 2021 from 10:30-11:30am ET. It will be recorded and available on the DEC SC CoP website if you are unable to join live.

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Transition from Birth to Three to Public School (IDEA Part C to IDEA Part B) 2021-2022 Updates

October 22, 2021

Join Nicole Cossette, Adrianna Fontaine, and Andrea Brinnel as they have a conversation regarding Transition from Birth to Three to Public School (IDEA Part C to IDEA Part B). There will be four sessions, two on Friday, December 10th, and two on Wednesday, December 15th. See the attached flyer below for more information.   Transition from Birth to Three to Public School Flyer

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First STEPs Training for Families

October 19, 2021

CPAC’s Family Connections Program presents First STEPs Training Series! This four-session virtual series is designed to help parents understand the Birth to Three System, evaluation process, transition from Birth to Three into Preschool Special Education, and advocacy skills. This training series will prepare families to navigate their role in Birth to Three, understand data from evaluations, and learn how to prepare for when Birth to Three services end. First session will begin on Tuesday November 9th at 1 pm. For additional questions, please email Adriana Fontaine at Families interested in participating can register here!

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Register now for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Exploration

October 18, 2021

AAC Exploration: A Guide to Evaluation Success TWO part remote training will be presented by Elena Fader, MA, CCC/SLP, AAC Specialist with New England Assistive Technology (NEAT). Training will be held on November 4th and 9th from 1:30-3:30. Participants must attend both days of training. The range of AAC apps and devices available on the market today can be confusing and overwhelming. How do you know which systems to compare and trial? What considerations need to be made specific to young children to support their language development? Team collaboration, a needs assessment, and a comprehensive feature matching process can help set … Continue reading

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New Job Posting!

October 18, 2021

We are hiring for the Part C Data Manager!  See the job posting below:

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NEW Pyramid Model Backpack Training Webinar Series for Families

October 4, 2021

CPAC and Uconn Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities proudly presents a training webinar series for Families enrolled in Birth to Three. These series will focus on helping families setting routines and schedules, handling difficult transitions, helping their child to manage time and to create activities that reduce challenging behavior. Presented by Bethanne Vergean, Research Assistant and Connecticut’s Act Early Ambassador for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Trainings will take place the second Wednesday of each month from 12:30 to 1:30 PM. First training will cover strategies to help young children transition from one activity to another. … Continue reading

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Automatic Eligibility Updates effective October 1, 2021

October 1, 2021

The CT Birth to Three System has updated the diagnosed conditions list for automatic eligibility in an effort to better align with the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) Position Statement on Low Birth Weight, Prematurity and Early Intervention for best practice. Effective October 1, 2021, children born under 32 weeks gestation and/or weighing less than 1500 grams are automatically eligible for early intervention supports in CT. Here is the link for the full list of diagnosed conditions and ICD 10 codes for automatic eligibility in CT. Refer to the Evaluation and Assessment Procedure and Guidance document for more information.

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