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Sep
25
Wed
BESB PARA-professional Training @ DORS-BESB
Sep 25 @ 8:45 am – 3:30 pm
Service Coordination: September 2019 @ State of Connecticut-Office of Early Childhood
Sep 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Office of Early Childhood, 450 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT. Park at Morgan Street Garage, 155 Morgan St., Hartford, CT ($12.48 for the day).  Park at Morgan St. Parking Garage, 155 Morgan St., Hartford, CT.  ($12.58 per day).  Take the elevator out of the parking garage to exit onto Talcott St., walk left on Talcott St. to light, turn right on Columbus Blvd. and it is first building on left. Plan on arriving by 8:30 AM to allow time to park, walk the 1 block, 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 AND 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

WEBINAR: Coaching in Early Childhood Sept. 25, 2019 @ https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/webinars/coaching-in-early-childhood-by-dathan-rush-and-mlisa-shelden/
Sep 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Sponsored by Brookes Publishing

 

This webinar will provide the background and rationale for using a coaching interaction style in early childhood programs to build the capacity of parents, teachers, and other care providers to promote child learning within the context of everyday routines and activities. In this powerful webinar, the presenters, Dathan Rush and M’Lisa Shelden, will share the evidence-based characteristics of coaching practices and discuss strategies that can be used by all early childhood educators from a variety of backgrounds.

Join us to learn:

  • The rationale for using a coaching interaction style with parents, teachers, and other care providers.
  • The research supporting coaching in early childhood contexts families, teachers, and other care providers of children 0-5 years of age.
  • The characteristics of coaching practices in early childhood.
Sep
26
Thu
BESB Professional Training @ DORS-BESB
Sep 26 @ 8:45 am – 3:30 pm
Oct
7
Mon
ICC Meeting @ Value Health Options
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:15 pm

The State Interagency Coordinating Council is established under federal and state law for the purpose of advising and assisting the CT Birth to Three System in managing its responsibilities under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

All Council meetings are open to the public with a period for public comment scheduled.  Minutes from prior meetings are available on the Birth to Three System website at www.birth23.org.  Come share your input and experiences, observe, or request the Council’s assistance.

Birth to Three Provider Meeting @ Value Options, 3rd Floor
Oct 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Oct
10
Thu
2019 Infant Toddler Institute October 10, 2019 @ EdAdvance
Oct 10 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

2019 Infant Toddler Institute

For Infant/Toddler Teachers, Early Care Providers, Home Visitors, B-3 Early Interventionists,
Program Supervisors & Administrators

DATE & TIME: Thursday, October 10, 2019
8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
LOCATION: EdAdvance
355 Goshen Road, Litchfield, CT 06759
FEE: $90 (includes breakfast & lunch)
REGISTER: sullivan@edadvance.org

KEYNOTE:

The Power of You: Bringing Your Best Self to Your Work with Infants, Toddlers & Their Families!

Dr. Rebecca Parilla, Ph.D., IECMH-E®
National Clinical Officer, Child First

MORNING SESSION:
Tools and Strategies to Promote Regulation in Self and Others
-and-
Overview of CT Association for Infant Mental Health, Endorsement & Reflective
Supervision/Consultation

Heidi Maderia, MS, IMH-E®
Executive Director, CT Association for Infant Mental Health Heather Bonitz-Moore, ATR-BC, LPC,
IECMH-E® Endorsement Coordinator, CT Association for Infant Mental Health

AFTERNOON SESSIONS:
CHOICE of one 2-hour Infant Toddler Workshop:

• Early Signs of Autism

• The Importance of Play

• Trauma of Homelessness: The Impact on Infant-Toddler Health, Development & Behavior

Bruni Edwards, M.Ed. & Allison Hanson, LCSW
EdAdvance Autism Program

Lori Borysewicz, BS
Early Childhood Specialist & FRC Coordinator

Anne Giordano, MA, DSP, IMH-E®
Early Childhood Specialist, EdAdvance

Questions? contact Orie Sullivan sullivan@edadvance.org 860.567.0863 x1185

EdAdvance does not discriminate in any of its programs, activities or employment practices on the
basis of race, color, age, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, disability,veteran, marital or
familial status.
To file a complaint of discrimination write USDA Director, Office of Civil Rights, Washington, DC
20250-9410.

Oct
16
Wed
WEBINAR: Stepping Out-Family Outings with Young Children with Autism @ Military Families Learning Network
Oct 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Presenters: Katie Wolfe, Ph.D. and Hedda Meadan, Ph.D.

Description: Many families of young children with autism and related disorders have difficulties during outings to parks, libraries, appointments, and more. This webinar will present ways professionals can help families develop strategies to prevent and address concerns during their outings.  Common safety and social concerns and strategies that can be used to support families in preventing and addressing these concerns will be discussed.  Recommended practices for building family capacity and confidence will also be covered.

Objectives:

1. Participants will describe safety and social concerns during outings with young children with autism and related disorders and the impact of these on the child and family

2. Participants will identify strategies for preventing and addressing difficulties during outings with young children with autism and related disorders

3. Participants will discuss recommended practices for building family capacity and confidence during family outings

Oct
21
Mon
When Children Won’t Eat: Picky Eaters Versus Problem Feeders @ Clarion Hotel
Oct 21 @ 8:00 am – Oct 24 @ 5:00 pm

When Children Won’t Eat: Picky Eaters Versus Problem Feeders
Assessment and Treatment Using the SOS Approach to Feeding

Dates & Location:
Special Weekday Conference Monday – Thursday
OCTOBER 21-24, 2019
PORTLAND, ME
Clarion Hotel, 1230 Congress Street

 

Presented by:
Dr. Kay A. Toomey, PhD, Lindsay Beckerman, MOT, OTR/L, & Kelly Fitzpatrick, CCC-SLP

 

Registration Information:
Early Bird (on or before 8/15/19): $739.00/person
Standard (on or after 8/16/2019): $789.00/person
Group Discounts at any time (only 1 applies)
3rd person’s registration = 25% off; 4th person’s registration = 50% off; 5th person’s registration = FREE

All registration takes place online at:
https://www.coastaleducationservices.com/sos-feeding-course.html

 

Target Audience: Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Special Educators, Early Intervention Specialists, Nurses, Psychologists, Physicians, Dietitians, Mental Health Workers, other Child Care Providers, and Educators.

 

This course is offered for 2.85 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional content area). This course will focus on the treatment SOS Approach to Feeding and will not discuss other similar or related treatments.

 

STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder is an AOTA Approved Provider of Continuing Education. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA continuing education credit awarded: 28.5
The SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) Approach to Feeding workshop is a trans-disciplinary program for assessing and treating children with feeding difficulties and weight/growth problems from birth to 18 years. It integrates posture, sensory, motor, behavioral/learning, medical, and nutritional factors to comprehensively evaluate and manage children with feeding/growth problems.

Nov
19
Tue
Service Coordination 11-19-19 @ Office of Early Childhood
Nov 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Service Coordination In-Person training is held at the Office of Early Childhood, 450 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT.  Park at Morgan St. Parking Garage, 155 Morgan St., Hartford, CT.  ($12.58 per day).  Take the elevator out of the parking garage to exit onto Talcott St., walk left on Talcott St. to light, turn right on Columbus Blvd. and it is first building on left. Plan on arriving by 8:30 AM to allow time to park, walk the 1 block, 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 AND 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

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