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    Autism Hub at UNC recently highlighted these free toddler resources

    February 9, 2023

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    CAPTA Survey

    January 25, 2023

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    2021 SPP/APR Submission is Now Online!

    January 9, 2023

    This is a link to the Final Submission of the combined State Performance Plan / Annual Performance Report along with the State Systemic Improvement Plan.    It is a very long document, best viewed online.  As usual, Connecticut continues to do very well on both the compliance and results indicators. The APR is due to the US Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs by February 1, 2023.  For more information about the SPP, click here.  If you have any questions or comments please email amanda.kach@ct.gov.


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    Parent Support Program

    December 15, 2022

    The Saint Joseph Parenting Center is a nonprofit organization that provides free parenting support and education to the community. Their classes are offered in both English and Spanish. Their “Dads are the Difference” program starts in January 2023! Check out this flier in English and Spanish for more information!


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    December 14, 2022

    Birth to Three Early Interventionist Roundtables! We are looking for Early Interventionists working with Hartford families, to join our roundtables so we can learn from providers about current referral processes, child assessments, and the steps taken for children identified as ineligible for early intervention services. Monday January 10, 2023 via Zoom 6:00- 7:00 Thursday, January 19, 2023 –  via Zoom   3:00pm – 4:00pm Thursday, January 26, 2023 – Virtual via Zoom:               Morning session 10:30-11:30 am and               Afternoon Session 1:00pm – 2:00pm To sign up https://uconn.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_251KbRMMNkM8aiO  We will send Zoom link after registration


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    How is My Child’s School Doing? Using Information from the EdSight Portal to Understand School and District Performance

    December 8, 2022

    Join us for an interactive workshop to learn about the information available in EdSight and how to navigate the system. This workshop will guide you through tools that show overall school and district performance, like the Connecticut Report Cards and the Next Generation Accountability Index. You will also learn how to find information for specific student groups, such as English language learners or students with disabilities—presented by: Ajit Gopalakrishnan, Chief Performance Officer Connecticut State Department of Education. December 14, 2022, 5–6 p.m Register here!


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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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