Author: Elisabeth Teller

Assistive Technology Devices and Services for Children With Disabilities Under the IDEA

February 20, 2024

New guidance on Assistive Technology Devices and Services for Children With Disabilities Under the IDEA helps increase understanding of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act’s (IDEA’s) requirements for assistive technology (AT) devices and services. These resources from the Office of Educational Technology (OET) and the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) also dispel common AT misconceptions and provide examples of how to use AT devices and services for children with disabilities. Providing children with disabilities with the tools needed to succeed can help break down barriers and create a more inclusive and equitable educational system for all. Source:

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The Four Pillars of Infant Mental Health and associated links to more IMH information

April 5, 2023

Four Pillars of Infant Mental Health is a one page handout on an Introduction to Infant Mental Health for Medical Professionals. Please feel free to share widely.

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Strategies When Families Share Hard Things

November 14, 2022

Response Strategies When Families Share Hard Things Early interventionists often work with families and young children experiencing trauma. When families share something upsetting or surprising, early interventionists can be unsure about how to respond. Response Strategies When Families Share Hard Things, developed by the National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI), provides in-the-moment response strategies to use when families share difficult or traumatic experiences. Source:

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CT-AIMH is pleased to announce the following 2 free virtual training offerings:

August 11, 2022

*Please note, if you choose to register for any of these events, that each offering is a series, and we ask that you try to attend all of the days offered in that series, if possible. Free 6-session Mindfulness Mondays Series: for those in helping professions, who may be experiencing burnout, compassion fatigue, or secondary trauma   Dates: Mondays, October 17-November 21, 2022, 12 noon-1pm Audience: All are welcome, and limited seating Sponsored by: CT-AIMH and potential private funders Registration Link: Free 4-session Reflective Supervision/Consultation (RS/C) Training Series, with 5th follow-up day Dates: Thursdays, October 20-November 10 & follow-up on December 15, 2022, 9:30am-12:30. … Continue reading

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Briefing Paper: Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health and Early Intervention (Part C)

June 13, 2022

This Briefing Paper explores the policies and practices of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) that state early intervention (Part C) programs may consider implementing to meet the social-emotional and mental health needs of infants and toddlers in the context of relationships with their parents and other caregivers. The briefing paper is available to read online and download in PDF. It was developed in collaboration with several national partner organizations, including Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Center; Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health (AAIMH); Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development (CCHD); The IDEA Infant & … Continue reading

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Internet Discounts

June 13, 2022

Internet Discounts Under the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), eligible families enrolled in the program can receive a discount of up to $30 a month on any internet service plan a participating provider offers. Households on Tribal Lands are eligible for a discount of up to $75 a month. Visit for more details on how to sign up for ACP and find participating internet providers in your area.  

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 11, 2022

For some great resources and information please visit the CT Association for Infant Mental Health (CT-AIMH) newsletter at

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10 Seats Left for CT-AIMH Training

March 16, 2022

  2022 CT-AIMH 8-Topic IMH Virtual Training Series     *Starts March 29th* The training will seek to integrate information about the relationship between infant/toddlers and their caregivers in a practical way. Register: If you haven’t gone it is highly recommended!!! The training provided to DCF/EHS/HS/HV staff and community partners by the Connecticut Association for Infant Mental Health (CT-AIMH) will seek to integrate information about the relationships between infant/toddlers and their caregivers in a practical way. Working towards deeper integration between DCF, EHS/HS, HV and their community partners. The goal will be to understand more about parents and their young … Continue reading

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Do you know an educator, parent, school or community leader, or family child care provider in New Haven?

November 2, 2021

Do you want new knowledge, skills and insight to give children ideal learning opportunities? You’re invited to join NH ChILD’s Professional Learning Community MONTHLY VIRTUAL MEETINGS 5:30 – 7:30 PM starting 11/17/21 NH ChILD asks that all participants commit to regular attendance; apply their learnings to their practice; have their leadership’s approval as necessary. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance and a stipend of up to $300 for participation in the 6 PLC sessions ($50 per session). Click HERE for more information  

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Early Childhood & Family Homelessness Monthly, Virtual Drop-in-ZOOM sessions

August 9, 2021

An estimated 1.2 million children under the age of six experience homelessness each year in the United States; and young children ages birth to six are more likely to experience homelessness than any other age group. (HHS, 2016). The condition of homelessness exposes young children to extreme levels of stress and trauma, which can negatively impact their overall health and development well into the future. Providers with knowledge and a deepened understanding of the significant impact of homelessness in the lives of very young children and their families can play a critical role in mitigating these devastating, lasting effects. Join … Continue reading

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Equity in Early Intervention

July 6, 2021

In Pursuit of Equity in Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education Registration is open for the fourth and fifth sessions in this five-part series featuring equity experts in early childhood special education and early intervention. Hosted by the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) and Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA), the series explores strategies to disrupt the pervasive inequities of our systems. Session 4: The ABCs of Anti-Racist Early Intervention, presented by Jen Newton, PhD and Mira Williams, PhD, is Friday, July 23, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Eastern Time. Session 5: Uncovering and Resisting Racism and Ableism in Early Childhood will … Continue reading

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Equity in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Webinar

May 11, 2021

The Center of Excellence for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation has a free webinar series to promote equity for children and families from marginalized communities. The webinar on May 26, “Culture, Identity, and History as Sources of Strength and Resilience for Asian American & Pacific Islander Children & Families,” will discuss racial bias and inequities in the early care and education experiences of Asian American & Pacific Islander children and families, and explore ways to support and strengthen culturally responsive relationships and responses in infant and early childhood mental health consultation. Register at the link above.

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New Webinar offered by Zero to Three!

February 4, 2021

Supporting Young Children and Families Using Telehealth During the COVID-19 Pandemic Wednesday, February 10, 2021 2:00-3:15 PM ET Live version is free for members Event link is available for 30 days for non-members Register Now The COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging due to restrictions on in-person work and the need to use telehealth. While clinicians and other providers have faced some barriers, they have also learned about unexpected advantages. This webinar will describe the approaches taken to deliver mental health services to young children and families and the lessons learned by four different programs during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. Zero … Continue reading

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Learn critical “whys” and “hows” underlying equity and anti-bias education!

November 10, 2020

Diversity and Equity in Early Childhood Early Childhood Services at CES is proud to offer two workshops led by Elsa Jones, a Child Development Specialist and advocate with a broad range of experience spanning more than three decades. Ms. Jones is Chair of Early Childhood Education and an Assistant Professor at Post University in Waterbury, Conn. Click each workshop to register or read more. Cost is $25 each. Advancing Equity and Anti-Bias Education as an Early Childhood Professional Nov. 17, 1:30-3 p.m. Addresses the critical “whys” and “hows” underlying equity and anti-bias education (ABE) for young children. Honoring Diversity in Authentic … Continue reading

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