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WEBINAR-Welcome to the Group: Inclusion for Young Children with Autism

November 1, 2019
When: December 4, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Where: https://militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org/event/30366/

Welcome to the Group: Inclusion for Young Children with Autism December 04, 2019, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Eastern About this Webinar: Child care providers and preschool teachers need to use best practices to successfully include young children with autism and related disorders in their programs. This webinar will discuss best practices for including all children (birth-5) in program activities. Presenters will define what is inclusion and the benefits of including young children with autism and related disorders in child care and preschool settings. They will also discuss best practices professionals can use to include young children with autism and … Continue reading


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Building a Great Life: A Conference for Self-Advocates,Parents, Caregivers, Siblings & Providers

October 30, 2019
When: April 7, 2020 all-day
Where: Red Lion Hotel, Cromwell, CT, USA

SAVE THE DATE: April 7, 2020 Building a Great Life Conference: “ALL Means ALL: Building a Great Life for Everyone in our Communities” Call for Presenters: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VKHC3T6


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2019 Fall Conference – CT Association for Infant Mental Health

October 21, 2019
When: November 21, 2019 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Where: WoodWinds, 29 School Ground Rd, Branford, CT 06405, USA

You are invited to attend the CT-AIMH 2019 Fall Conference that will be held on Thursday, November 21, 2019, from 8:30am-4:00pm at Woodwinds in Branford, CT.  This will be a full day, including breakfast and lunch Presenters: Kandace Thomas, Ph.D., M.P.P.,  Carmen Rosa Noroña, LCSW, MS. Ed., CEIS and Rebecca Shahmoon-Shanok, LCSW-R, PhD   Conference Title:  Embedding the Diversity-Informed Tenets into Your Work with Infants, Children, and Families. Increase Your Self-Awareness & Reflective Capacity about Diversity, and Find Your Voice as a Champion for Children   Conference Description: The Diversity-Informed Tenets for Work with Infants,Children and Families (Tenets) Initiative will offer an … Continue reading


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Dive In Zero to Three Annual Conference

September 19, 2019
When: October 2, 2019 @ 8:15 am – October 4, 2019 @ 6:45 pm
Where: The Diplomat, 3555 S Ocean Dr, Hollywood, FL 33019, USA

The early childhood field is a vast and ever-expanding sea of possibilities. Savvy professionals are always exploring new depths in search of innovative solutions that will enable them do their best work. ZERO TO THREE’s Annual Conference 2019 features an extensive array of research-informed and competency-based sessions designed to help you navigate the changing tides, and leave you feeling refreshed and invigorated. DIVE IN and let ZERO TO THREE currents guide you to hidden treasures! Primary Venue The Diplomat 3555 South Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019 The Diplomat Since 1920, this charming coastal area has been a favorite of travelers seeking a quieter … Continue reading


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When Children Won’t Eat: Picky Eaters Versus Problem Feeders

August 27, 2019
When: October 21, 2019 @ 8:00 am – October 24, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Where: Clarion Hotel, 1230 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102, USA

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 We’ve booked a block of rooms … Continue reading


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2019 Infant Toddler Institute October 10, 2019

August 14, 2019
When: October 10, 2019 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Where: EdAdvance, 355 Goshen Rd, Litchfield, CT 06759, USA

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 … Continue reading


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Service Coordination 3-11-20

August 2, 2019
When: March 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Office of Early Childhood, 450 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT 06103, USA

Service Coordination Training is March 11, 2019. SNOW DATE is March 12, 2019. Check your email associated with your Protraxx account if there is inclement weather. 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, … Continue reading


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Service Coordination 11-19-19

August 2, 2019
When: November 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Office of Early Childhood, 450 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT 06103, USA

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 … Continue reading


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Service Coordination 1-15-20

August 2, 2019
When: January 15, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Office of Early Childhood, 450 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT 06103, USA

Service Coordination Training is January 15, 2019. SNOW DATE is January 16, 2019. Check your email associated with your Protraxx account if there is inclement weather. 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, … Continue reading


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Service Coordination 5-14-20

August 2, 2019
When: May 14, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Office of Early Childhood, 450 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT 06103, USA

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. PRE_REQUISITE REQUIREMENTS – All requirements MUST be completed PRIOR TO the one day training: Complete all … Continue reading


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WEBINAR: Coaching in Early Childhood Sept. 25, 2019

June 17, 2019
When: September 25, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Where: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/webinars/coaching-in-early-childhood-by-dathan-rush-and-mlisa-shelden/

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 … Continue reading


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BESB Professional Training

June 14, 2019
When: September 26, 2019 @ 8:45 am – 3:30 pm
Where: DORS-BESB, 184 Windsor Ave, Windsor, CT 06095, USA

 


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BESB PARA-professional Training

June 14, 2019
When: September 25, 2019 @ 8:45 am – 3:30 pm
Where: DORS-BESB, 184 Windsor Ave, Windsor, CT 06095, USA

 


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WEBINAR: ACEs Part I – An Introduction to ACEs and Toxic Stress

April 1, 2019
When: April 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

ACEs Part I: An Introduction to ACEs and Toxic Stress Presented by Laura Krug and Sarah MacLaughlin, ZERO TO THREE Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 2:00 pm EDT Register Today!  Please join ZERO TO THREE’s HealthySteps staff members, Laura Krug, Director of Training & Technical Assistance and Sarah MacLaughlin, Senior Writer & Training Specialist, for the first session of a 2-part series introducing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Toxic Stress. This webinar will present findings from the Adverse Childhood Experience Study and implications for the long-term health of those who experience childhood adversity. The presenters will also discuss the 10 types … Continue reading


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CT-AIMH 2019 Spring Conference: The Power of Early Childhood Experience in Shaping Risk & Resilience

March 28, 2019
When: May 9, 2019 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Where: WoodWinds, 29 School Ground Rd, Branford, CT 06405, USA

Conference Description: The human brain has remarkable malleability during development.  Experiences of early childhood shape the developing brain by providing a range of social, emotional, motor and cognitive experiences that impact the development and functioning of key neural networks in the infant brain.  The major provider of these early experiences are the primary carers.  This presentation will discuss the vital importance of supporting and fostering brain development from infancy throughout early childhood by supporting the carers.  The importance of designing caregiving strategies and support programs for new parents cannot be underestimated.  Dr. Perry’s address will focus on the importance of the … Continue reading


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WEBINAR: Service Coordination Matters – A Web Conversation To Recognize What You Bring to the EI Team

March 14, 2019
When: April 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: https://www.dec-sped.org/servicecoordinationcop

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!


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WEBINAR: Helping Families Meet Resource Needs and Achieve Self-Sufficiency

March 14, 2019
When: April 2, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Where: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/4984756208515540737

“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 … Continue reading


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AAC Exploration: A Guide to Evaluation Success

February 22, 2019
When: March 30, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Where: NEAT, 33 Coventry St, Hartford, CT 06112, USA

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 … Continue reading


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Going Deeper Into Natural Learning Environment Practices

February 21, 2019
When: April 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Office of Early Childhood, 450 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT 06103, USA

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 … Continue reading


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Childhood Conversations Presents – Together We Will

February 14, 2019
When: March 29, 2019 @ 8:30 am – March 30, 2019 @ 3:45 pm
Where: Hartford-Windsor Marriott, 28 Day Hill Rd, Windsor, CT 06095, USA

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 … Continue reading


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