On December 6, 2013, The ECTA Center shared the status of a system framework for Part C and Section 619 systems. The framework is being designed to support states in:
Feedback is being collected on two draft components:
(posted March 21, 2014)
The Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children has released the 2014 edition of the DEC Recommended Practices in Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education.
The DEC Recommended Practices Commission has completed drafting revisions to the Recommended Practices, securing input on the draft from key constituents (family members, practitioners, administrators, researchers, and higher education faculty) via focus groups and surveys, validating the research base, securing field validation, and finalizing the practices. ECTA Center salutes the hard work of these dedicated volunteer Commissioners and content experts in creating this touchstone resource for the field.
(posted May 2, 2014)
Join us Friday, June 27 at 1 PM EDT for a webinar featuring the CDC's Learn the Signs. Act Early. Campaign. Participants will learn about the program's components, tools, and resources and how these have been used in coordinated, cross-sector developmental monitoring, screening and Child Find to improve early identification for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. (posted June 19, 2014)
The ITCA Fiscal Initiative, in partnership with the ECTA Center and the RRCP will be hosting a series of webinars on Part C Finance in 2014 for Part C Coordinators and their fiscal team invitees. The calls are being posted to the ECTA Center website after the events. Content from webinars held to date are available below:
(posted January 29, 2014)
U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive! - a National initiative to encourage developmental and behavioral screening for young children on March 27, 2014.
Tools and resources for families and service providers across disciplines, service sectors and programs were developed for the initiative, including a compendium of screening measures.
(posted March 28, 2014)
September 8 - 10, 2014, DaSy, the ECTA Center, and the IDC are hosting a second national meeting on improving IDEA data systems, data quality, and outcomes for young children with disabilities and their families in New Orleans, LA
DaSy will be sponsoring up to four people from each state.
See you in New Orleans! (posted June 19, 2014)
March 10, 2014:
Enough snow and ice! We welcome spring with these highlights of our work.