Category: Training

Recommendations for Practice: Children with Autism <3 years old

October 21, 2015

A recent study was published in Pediatrics –  Early Intervention for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder Under 3 Years of Age: Recommendations for Practice and Research.  This study outlines several recommendations for best practice for interventions which include:  a combination of developmental and behavioral approaches that begin as early as possible,  and active involvement of the families and/or caregivers as part of the intervention.  CT. Birth to Three is providing an introductory training on the Early Start Denver Model on 11-20-2016 which is a curriculum for young children with autism that addresses these critical aspects of intervention.


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Register for Early Start Denver Model soon!

October 21, 2015

Last year we had a waiting list – don’t get closed out this year!  The Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) training is scheduled for November 20, 2015.  The presenter  is Jamie M. Winter, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Center for Autism and the Developing Brain, NY-Presbyterian Hospital.  This one-day Introductory Workshop  addresses the main aspects of the ESDM, a curriculum for young children with Autism which uses strategies to help children form warm, positive and engaging relationships with adults and peers.  It combines behavioral and relationship-based approaches into a developmental, play- based framework of intervention that is individualized for each child.  Register on Birth to … Continue reading


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Early Intervention Courses at UConn with Stipend

October 14, 2015

https://uconn.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2tOgsGgxbq91YEJ  The University of Connecticut, Mary Beth Bruder is offering a series of courses on early intervention. Many of our providers have taken a similar course with her in the past and stated that they learned so much and were astounded by their change in practice.  They are in the planning phase and seeking information from people on the format, time etc.  They are also offering credit and a stipend. People who take the course may also receive the Early Intervention Specialist Credential from Birth to Three.  


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Another Natural Learning Environments Training added to the calendar!

September 24, 2015

Due to high participation in the trainings on Going Deeper Into Natural Learning Environment Practices for Birth to Three, we have added an additional date in the Trumbull area.  Natural learning environments are more than places.  And these practices involve more than embedding skills into the family’s daily activities.  Want to learn more?  Check  the Birth to Three Calendar for details and registration.  


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CTAIMH Home Visitor Training -New Haven

September 24, 2015

The CT-AIMH is delighted to invite you to this FREE 5-part infant mental health training series offered to Home Visitors working in the New Haven area beginning on Monday, October 5, 2015. Get more information Register Now! These five workshops will increase your knowledge and practice in the area of infant mental health, and will include: how to see families and their young children through an attachment lens, how to understand infants/toddlers and their families and the challenges of unresolved trauma and loss, how to reflect and recognize your own feelings about your work that can impact your relationships with families, … Continue reading


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2015 Office of Early Childhood “Celebrating You” Conference

September 17, 2015

Providing services to children and their families through home visiting is hard work.  Come enjoy a day designed just for you – focused on your well-being and resilience – both essential to taking care of yourself and strengthening families.  The conference is on October 22nd and is free to all home visitors.  OEC Celebrating You Conference


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Check out the Birth to Three Trainings for 2015- 2016!

September 15, 2015

The full-year training brochure can now be found on our website, under Professional Development with details about each of the  trainings and registration links on our calendar.  Some exciting upcoming trainings include: Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Going Deeper into Natural Learning Environment Practices, Using a Culturally Responsive Framework for Working with Young Children and Their Families, Audiological Implications for Birth to Three,  Motor Development in the First Year, and Early Start Denver Model.  Don’t Miss Out – Resigter soon!!


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NCHAM Webinar on 9/23: Introduction to Audiology and Hearing Loss for Non-Audiologists

September 11, 2015

This webinar will describe how the different parts of the ear work, definitions and basic principles regarding hearing loss, and a summary of the most recent reports of congenital and later-onset hearing loss. The types of treatment and intervention for hearing loss will also be included, as well as how audiologists monitor and manage hearing loss and how to work with audiologists. Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm ET.      http://www.infanthearing.org/resources_home/events/intro-for-non-audiologists.html


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Developmental Screening in Early Childhood Settings – Don’t Just Wait and See! — webinar

August 28, 2015

Families often seek Birth to Three supports after screening by an early care or medical provider identifies a possible developmental delay.  Gain insight into developmental surveillance, screening and assessment strategies and tools,  and explore how to coordinate efforts with Early Head Start, other early childhood settings and the Medical Home. Participation is free.  Register at https://goto.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1073352 Thursday, September 3, 2015    *   2 – 3 PM EDT This presentation will be recorded and archived on the NCH portal of the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center for later viewing. Participants in the live presentation will receive a Certificate of participation upon completion of … Continue reading


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New COS Session Added to Module!

August 25, 2015

Huh? Previously we posted about a free online learning module for the Child Outcome Summary (COS) Process A fourth session has just been added outlining the 7-point scale used to indicate a child’s status on each of the three outcomes at a given point in time.  The 7-point scale indicates how the child’s current functioning compares to age-expected functioning for his or her chronological age Below is the direct link to the site where you can learn more and register for access to the module. http://dasycenter.org/child-outcomes-summary-cos-process-module-collecting-using-data-to-improve-programs/


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View Archived Sessions from the National Autism Conference

August 13, 2015

Earlier this month the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education, and PaTTAN sponsored the National Autism Conference.  Many of the sessions were made available at no cost via live webcasting.  Here is a link to see some of the archived sessions from this year and last years conference. View the archived webcasting sessions here.


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Conference: Building A Great Life!

August 6, 2015

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the ADA and the 40th anniversary of the IDEA with families, self-advocates and professionals on October 2 and 3, 2015 in Farmington. Go here for more information: http://pathct.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Building-a-Great-Life-Registration-Book-SERC-FINAL-7-14-_Page_1.jpg Register  before Sept. 11th: http://buildingagreatlife.eventbrite.com Hemos incluido información y hoja de inscripción en español


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Upcoming Natural Learning Environment Training

August 6, 2015

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 that activity, to promote child development and increased participation.  This training is now open for registration on the Birth to Three Calendar.


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Circle of Security Sensitivity Training

July 31, 2015

A three day Circle of Security Sensitivity training will take place in New Britain on October 20 – 22.  This training is appropriate for registered parent educators, psychotherapists, early intervention specialists and other helping professionals.  For more information and registration: Circle of Security


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STEPs Parent Leadership Series

July 17, 2015

The CT Parent Advocacy Center (CPAC) is conducting a STEPs Parent Leadership series in New Britain this September.  Learn more at  www.cpacinc.org . Register at http://www.cpacinc.org/projects-programs/next-steps/ Please share this opportunity with parents!


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SPIDER Overview Video!

July 14, 2015

Recently about five programs had new people managing their SPIDER data.  We held a webinar and recorded it and NOW for the first time you can watch Sandy Booth walk viewers through all the SPIDER screens!  This is a training that we used to hold in Hartford once a year but now it can be viewed on demand without the long drive.   The link is on the website under For Providers > SPIDER Video Manual or here is the URL  https://www.birth23.org/providers/spider/ The video is just over an hour long but you can watch it in chunks or “scrub”  to the sections … Continue reading


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2015 CAEYC “Pathways to Quality” Conference

July 14, 2015

The Connecticut CAEYC Conference is taking place October 16 & 17, 2015.  The presenter, Holly Elissa Bruno, MA, JD, is a best‐selling author, international keynote speaker, ground‐breaking radio host and seasoned team builder. She is a dynamic speaker and will be presenting: Friday – Leading on Purpose: Essential Leadership Competencies from the Inside Out, and on Saturday – Hats Off to You: Everyday Miracle worker in Children’s Lives. Saturday also includes Workshops with well-know leaders addressing a variety of topics related to early childhood development and education.


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4 Webinar Series on EI and Social Emotional Development

June 16, 2015

This series of four 90 minute webinars on Early Intervention and Social Emotional Development in the Early Years is free and available to all interested programs and providers. https://learn.extension.org/events/2085#.VYA4Emfwuot


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Parent Training Opportunity – Understanding Data

June 3, 2015

Family Leaders Institute by DaSy* – What’s in a number? Do you know a parent leader who is seeking training in understanding children’s educational data? One parent can be sponsored to go to Atlanta, Georgia this October 6 and 7 and learn how to meaningfully engage as a stakeholder in conversations about data. This institute is intended to help the parent advocate for improvements in Part C and preschool special education. Go to http://dasycenter.sri.com/downloads/FLI_flyer.pdf for more information.   *DaSy is the Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems


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Last minute news

May 21, 2015

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