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    Research Study Opportunity for Families

    December 7, 2022

    Yale Child Study Center The Yale Social and Affective Neuroscience of Autism (SANA) Program is looking for participants for one of their current studies. This study focuses on the social and emotional development in early childhood. For more information, check out this flyer.


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    Numeracy Family Activities

    December 6, 2022

    Shared from Baby Talk December 2022 Parents and caregivers can promote early math learning with these DREME Family Math resources. Read, sing, play, and learn together with activities focused on building young children’s understanding of mathematical operations. Materials may be selected by the age level of children (babies through early elementary). Learn more here.


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    CPAC’s Learning Series with Early Childhood Professionals Presents:

    November 23, 2022

    “What is Service Coordination and What Does it Mean for You and Your Family?” In this training, we will explore the role of a Service Coordinator in Early Intervention, the types of support available to families, and how to make the most of this type of support while receiving Birth to Three services. When: Wednesday, December 7th, 6 PM – 7 PM Interpretación en español en vivo Register here


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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: https://challengingbehavior.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Response_Strategies_Families_Share_Hard_Things.pdf


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    Interdisciplinary Training for EI Professionals

    November 1, 2022

    New Cohort for EISP beginning in 2023! Offered through University of CT Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). Click here for more information on the program.


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    Serve and Return Resources

    October 31, 2022

    When caregivers are sensitive and responsive to a young child’s signals and needs, they provide an environment rich in serve and return experiences. This resource guide includes evidence, examples, videos, and opportunities to learn about and apply the concepts of serve and return to support cognitive, communication, and social-emotional development. Check out the options here.


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    Talking Tips for Caregivers

    October 31, 2022

    Talking Tips feature research-based strategies to help caregivers talk more with infants and toddlers. They are available in multiple languages. Learn more here.


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    Pre-Numeracy Resource

    October 19, 2022

    Have You Discovered Problem Solvers?Problem Solvers is a free, play-based early math curriculum for children aged 2 ½ to 4 years old. It includes 22 early math activities, 22 specially-composed songs to support each activity, and 22 read-aloud suggestions that embed early math learning into literacy experiences. Each unit also includes a parent resource (English/Spanish) suggesting at-home math play ideas. Free download here.


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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:  http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=6d4nveeab&oeidk=a07ejb8swxn8ad9cfaf 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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    Webinar on Ensuring Smooth Early Intervention Transitions

    August 10, 2022

    September 14, 2022 11:00-12:30pm ET The third session in the Going Virtual series highlights tips early intervention service coordinators and service providers can use to facilitate smooth transitions for families moving from early intervention to special education preschool and for families relocating from one early intervention program to another. Presenters are Dr. Dana Childress and Dr. Megan Schumaker-Murphy. For more information and to register for the event, check out this flyer. Offered by OneOp Early Intervention Team


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    5 Steps for Brain-Building Serve and Return

    August 4, 2022

    Did you know that you can help build a child’s brain – starting even before babies can talk? Simple serve and return interactions between adults and young children help make strong connections in developing brains. And, it’s easy and fun to do! Here are the 5 simple steps of serve and return broken down featuring adults and young children doing each step together. Watch this video to see it in action! The video is also available in Spanish and Portuguese. 


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    Free FIPP Webinar Series

    August 2, 2022

    https://fipp.ncdhhs.gov/fipp-50th-anniversary-webinar-series/ In celebration of 50 years of excellence in early childhood intervention and family support, FIPP is hosting a free webinar every month in 2022. Each webinar features a critical topic in early intervention delivered by a past or present FIPP staff member. Register separately for each webinar at the associated link. Upcoming Events Advanced Registration Required. August 26, 2022: The Brain Science of Capacity-Building Family Support Practices, Amber Halliburton Ed.D., & Sarah Sexton Ed.D., 12:00-1:00 (EST) September 23, 2022: Family-Centered Practices: Where They Came From and How They Need to Change, Carol Trivette, Ph.D., 12:00-1:00 (EST) October 21, 2022: … Continue reading


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    Early Childhood & Family Homelessness

    July 29, 2022

    Monthly Drop-In ZOOM Sessions The CT Office of Early Childhood, with funding from the Quality Improvement Support project, has partnered with the RESC Alliance to design and deliver a number of statewide, technical assistance activities. As part of that project, EdAdvance, will be hosting monthly, open ZOOM Drop-In sessions to address topics and questions related to early childhood and family homelessness! These Drop-In ZOOM sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 12:30-1:30pm during the months of July through December 2022. Check out this flyer for more information, including exact dates and ZOOM link!


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    Connecticut Parent Leadership Summit 2022

    July 27, 2022

    Virtual Event: Saturday, September 17, 2022 The Connecticut Parent Leadership Summit 2022 (CTPLS 2022) is a FREE event designed by parents for parents and parent leader allies from across the state. It is an opportunity for parents to come together to network while they learn and grow together. The event will be held virtually on September 17, 2022, from 9am to 2pm. For more information and to register, check out this flyer in English or in Spanish.


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    2022 Autism Summer Institute

    July 19, 2022

    July 26, 27, and 28, 2022 We are happy to announce that the 2022 Yale Autism Summer Institute, presented by Yale Social and Affective Neuroscience of Autism Program (SANA) and Yale’s Autism Center of Excellence, will be a live, hybrid event.  As always, the Autism Summer Institute is free of charge and open to all researchers, clinicians, trainees, service providers and families.  Taking place in person at the Cohen Auditorium in the Yale Child Study Center and via Zoom, the symposium will focus on stakeholder perspectives, current research, and clinical practices.   Agenda for the 2022 Autism Summer Institute Registration is … Continue reading


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    The Trauma of Homelessness: The Impact on Very Young Children & Families

    July 18, 2022

    Free Training Opportunity! The CT Office of Early Childhood, with funding from the Quality Improvement Support project, has partnered with the RESC Alliance to design and deliver a number of technical assistance activities. As part of that project, EdAdvance, one of the six-member agencies of the RESC Alliance will be offering a free training opportunity to  individuals working in the infant-early childhood/family field, who are seeking to broaden their knowledge on the topic of the impact of trauma and homelessness in early childhood. Training Objectives: Understand the Relationship Between Homelessness & Trauma Learn How Homelessness Impacts Attachment Relationships, Early Development … Continue reading


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    NEAT’s 4th Annual AAC Summer Bash

    June 29, 2022

    July 23, 2022, 10am-2pm The New England Assistive Technology (NEAT) Center announces their 4th Annual Summer Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Event will be in person this year at Camp Hemlocks! The event is FREE and open to AAC users, families, and professionals looking to have fun with AAC! The day will include a variety of fun, hands-on, outdoor activities, such as music, nature walks, a sensory bin station, and more. All activities will involve language immersion and opportunities for modeling AAC! Check out this flyer for more information! Registration closes July 15. Register here.


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    2022 Autism Summer Institute

    June 28, 2022

    July 26, 27, and 28, 2022 We are happy to announce that the 2022 Yale Autism Summer Institute, presented by Yale Social and Affective Neuroscience of Autism Program (SANA) and Yale’s Autism Center of Excellence, will be a live, hybrid event.  As always, the Autism Summer Institute is free of charge and open to all researchers, clinicians, trainees, service providers and families.  Taking place in person at the Cohen Auditorium in the Yale Child Study Center and via Zoom, the symposium will focus on stakeholder perspectives, current research, and clinical practices.   Topics and presentation schedule: Tuesday, July 26, 2022: 10:00 … Continue reading


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    NEAT’s 4th Annual Summer AAC Bash

    June 14, 2022

    Mark your calendars for this FREE event! New England Assistive Technology (NEAT) will be hosting it’s 4th Annual Summer Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Bash! This year the event will be in-person at Camp Hemlocks in Hebron on Saturday, July 23rd. It is FREE and open to any AAC users, families and professionals looking to have fun with AAC. For more information, check out this flyer.


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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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