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Mar
26
Tue
Service Coordination: March 2019 @ Office of Early Childhood
Mar 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

SNOW DATE: March 27, 2019.  Check your email in case of inclement weather!

Office of Early Childhood, 450 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT. Park at Morgan Street Garage, 155 Morgan St., Hartford, CT ($12.48 for the day). Plan on arriving by 8:30 to park, walk the 1 block and get through security (need picture ID), cafeteria in building.

The Service Coordination Certificate is required for all Early Interventionists who will be functioning as service coordinators for families.

PRE-REQUISITE REQUIREMENTS – All requirements MUST be completed PRIOR TO the one day training:

Completion of all online modules, exam and received the Birth to Three Initial Certificate

Completion of all online modules and online exam required for the Service Coordinator Certificate

Minimally, completion of 3 required observations at your program: Initial Evaluation, Initial IFSP, IFSP Review or Annual.

YOU MUST BRING COPIES OF THE 1) BIRTH TO THREE INITIAL CERTIFICATE and 2) COMPLETION OF SERVICE COORDINATOR MODULES/EXAM CERTIFICATE to the in-person training or you will not be allowed to complete the training. These are printed from TRAIN after completion of online modules.

MAKE SURE you leave enough time to complete the modules and exams. There are approximately 10 hours of modules and 2 short exams. If you have technical problems accessing the modules TRY USING A DIFFERENT BROWSER.  If problems continue contact danny.white@ct.gov or at 860-509-7557.

After completion of all of the above requirements, you may attend the in-person training. After completion of the one day in-person you will receive the Service Coordinator Certificate. (Printable from Protrax)

ONLINE MODULES: Information on accessing modules is posted on the Birth to Three Website at For Providers > Professional Development > Required Birth to Three Training:  https://www.birth23.org/providers/pd/rtsct-2/

IN-PERSON TRAINING:  Register on Pro Traxx for one the day in person training:  https://www.protraxx.com/scripts/ezcatalogny/login.aspx?CustomerID=186

Mar
29
Fri
Childhood Conversations Presents – Together We Will @ Hartford-Windsor Marriott
Mar 29 @ 8:30 am – Mar 30 @ 3:45 pm

This is a 2 Day Conference.  You may register for Single Day or Two Days (March 29 & March 30).

Learn to Support and Develop Children’s Social Emotional Skills to Reduce Challenging Behaviors, Strengthen Families and Communities.

Keynotes: Lise Fox, Ph.D., Prof. & Dir. of National Center for Pyramid Model Innovation, University of South Florida   and    Nick Yoder, Ph.D., Dir. of Policy and Practice, Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning

REGISTRATION for the 2019 joint Childhood Conversations and Together We Will conference is now open.  The 2019 conference registration deadline March 22, 2019.

RATES

Early Bird Fees – Register by March 8, 2019
$85 – Single day / $150 – Two days

Registration Fees  after March 8, 2019
$105 – Single day / $190 – Two days

You may register here http://childhoodconversations.com/attend/

You can receive regular updates on registration, available workshops and all other conference details by following us on Facebook and Twitter – or by subscribing to our email mailing list

For more information visit the Child Conversation’s website http://childhoodconvo.wpengine.com/

Mar
30
Sat
AAC Exploration: A Guide to Evaluation Success @ NEAT
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

This training is for Speech Pathologists working in the Birth to Three System.  The presenter is Elena Fader, M.A., CCC-SLP, Assistive Technology Specialist at New England Assistive Technology (NEAT).

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 a child on the right path for AAC success.   By means of exploring readily available resources, product demonstrations, and hands-on learning opportunities, this full day NEAT workshop will guide Birth to Three providers through the AAC evaluation process.

  1. Name at least 3 domains that must be considered in an AAC needs assessment.
  2. Define the importance of feature matching as it relates to AAC evaluations.
  3. List at least 2 research-based best practices within the field of AAC
Apr
2
Tue
WEBINAR: Helping Families Meet Resource Needs and Achieve Self-Sufficiency @ https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/4984756208515540737
Apr 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime” (translation from Chinese philosopher Lao Tze).

Early Interventionists and other home visitors who work with families with young children often support families with resource needs. We produce lists of resources or information, make referrals for families, and even bring resources or materials to the family. We are trying to help, but these practices do not necessarily assist the family with build the capacity to meet their ongoing resource needs or future needs that arise. Learn the five-step process for providing better family support so that families meet their immediate needs and learn how to “fish” now and in the future.

Presenters:  Lisa Cloninger, MSW, LCSWA, ITFS & Sarah Sexton, M.Ed.

Apr
4
Thu
Transition From Birth to Three to Pre-K @ EdAdvance
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Six Regional Forums with LEA staff and Birth to Three providers are planned.  The two- hour training and discussion will focus on the process for transition from Birth to Three to Pre-k in CT.  Birth to Three staff, staff from SDE, and CPAC will be presenting information relevant to facilitating a smooth transition for families.

Apr
9
Tue
Transition From Birth to Three to Pre-K @ ACES
Apr 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Six Regional Forums with LEA staff and Birth to Three providers are planned.  The two- hour training and discussion will focus on the process for transition from Birth to Three to Pre-k in CT.  Birth to Three staff, staff from SDE, and CPAC will be presenting information relevant to facilitating a smooth transition for families.

WEBINAR: Service Coordination Matters – A Web Conversation To Recognize What You Bring to the EI Team @ https://www.dec-sped.org/servicecoordinationcop
Apr 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join this first SC CoP web conversation to network with service coordinators from across the nation and reflect on the expertise and value you bring to your early intervention teams. We will connect service coordination to the DEC Recommended Practices and discuss how you implement these practices in your work with families and other team members. We’ll also discuss the new SC CoP and invite your great ideas for future activities and how the SC CoP can support you!

Apr
10
Wed
WEBINAR: What Do We Know-Autism Screening, Diagnosis, & Supporting Young Children & Families @ Military Families Learning Network
Apr 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Presenter: Hedda Meadan, Ph.D.

Description: Children can be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder as early as 18 months, but delays in social and communication skills and other signs can appear earlier in life. This webinar will cover the prevalence of autism in the US and common red flags.  The screening and diagnosis process of young children with autism will also be discussed.  Strategies for partnering with and supporting families through this process will be shared.

Objectives:

1. Participants will review information on the prevalence of autism in the US.

2. Participants will recognize red flags for autism and describe the process of screening and diagnosing autism

3. Participants will describe best practices for partnering with families and supporting families of newly diagnosed young children with autism

Apr
11
Thu
Going Deeper Into Natural Learning Environment Practices @ Office of Early Childhood
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

This is a critical training for all interventionists in the Birth to Three system. An overview of Birth to Three best practices will be presented including Natural Learning Environments, Coaching as a Style of Interaction, and Primary Service Provider approach to teaming. Focus will be on developing increased competence in using a family’s everyday activities, and all the learning opportunities present within those activities, to help families promote their child’s development. As one very skilled program director put it: “We really thought we were using natural learning environment practices, but through this training we realized how much deeper we could have been going in order to support our families developing the confidence and competence they need to help their own children.”

Register through Protraxx: https://www.protraxx.com/scripts/ezcatalogny/login.aspx?CustomerID=186

Follow directions for parking in email you will receive from Protraxx.

 

Apr
23
Tue
Transition From Birth to Three to Pre-K @ EASTCONN
Apr 23 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Six Regional Forums with LEA staff and Birth to Three providers are planned.  The two- hour training and discussion will focus on the process for transition from Birth to Three to Pre-k in CT.  Birth to Three staff, staff from SDE, and CPAC will be presenting information relevant to facilitating a smooth transition for families.

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