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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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    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 GetInternet.gov for more details on how to sign up for ACP and find participating internet providers in your area.  


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    Infant Mental Health Resource

    June 8, 2022

    Please see the email below from HRSA. For help when it’s needed, call or text the National Maternal Mental Health Hotline 1-833-9-HELP4MOMS (1-833-943-5746) TTY Users can use a preferred relay service or dial 711 and then 1-833-943-5746. Good morning, The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) officially launched the National Maternal Mental Health Hotline on Mother’s Day, May 8, 2022 and we are asking for your help to promote the service widely to families and communities with whom you work and others who may find it helpful. Available 24/7, the National Maternal Mental Health Hotline provides free, confidential support, resources, and referrals from professional … Continue reading


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    Part C Data Manager Position

    May 20, 2022

    The OEC has a job opening for the Part C Data Manager position, those interested in applying, please see the job spec below: Job Opening: Birth to Three Data Analyst – Department of Administrative Services (jobapscloud.com)


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    Part C Application Submitted to OSEP!

    May 12, 2022

    Connecticut’s FFY22 Part C Application has been submitted to OSEP. See the link below to view the completed application. Annual State Application Under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act as Amended in 2004 for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2021. CFDA No. 84.181A. ED FORM No. 1 B20—26P (birth23.org)


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    EIS Over Three Coffee Hours

    May 12, 2022

    On Wednesday May 18th and Friday, May 20th Birth to Three and 619 Part B will hold joint “coffee hours” to provide guidance and support about the implementation of the new legislation for Early Intervention Over 3 which took effect on July 1st, 2021.  Nicole Cossette, Birth to 3,  Andrea Brinnel, PreK Special Ed and Ada Kovaci-Kume, Data Manager  will be available to review the legislation and provide technical assistance. Use the following links to access either of the sessions.  Wednesday, May 18th from 10:00 to 11:00 Microsoft Teams meeting Join on your computer or mobile app Click here to join the meeting Or … Continue reading


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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 https://conta.cc/3KOhSZg.


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    Colors of Autism: Raising Awareness at the Capital

    April 27, 2022

    Friday April 29, 2022 10am-3pm Informational Flyer


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    The June 2nd Joint Convening Part B and Part C: Making Connections Through Puppetry is open for registration! Now through May 4th (after registering, complete the survey to order your own personalized puppet)

    April 22, 2022

    Register here! https://serc.info/puppetry Want more information on the event? Event Flyer is here! Want more information on the research? Research Article here!


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