ECI Over 3!
May 4, 2020
Did you know that the combination of supports under the IDEA from Birth to Kindergarten is referred to Early Childhood Intervention (ECI)?
Connecticut is very fortunate to have a nimble state government that puts the needs of families first. Two weeks ago Executive Order 7 DD authorized the Joint OEC/ CSDE Memo #19 implementing supports for families with children who are eligible for Part C who turn three during the COVID-19 PHE. When a school district can’t determine eligibility for Part B due to school closures, Birth to Three can continue to provide Early Intervention Services (EIS).
The specifics are spelled out in this Birth to Three Procedure and CSDE guidance document.
Here is a link to a webinar held last week about the new guidance. The recording is on the YouTube.com/CTBirth23 Channel and will be posted on the CSDE YouTube Channel soon. The OEC and CSDE were very happy to partner with CPAC and the UConn UCEDD on this. Here is a resource flyer from CPAC and a slide deck from UConn about supports from the UCEDD.