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  • Welcome to the Family Outcomes Training entitled “What are Family Outcomes?” This training will provide information concerning family outcomes as related to National and State initiatives to achieve the best possible outcomes for children and families receiving services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part C. There are several attachments associated with this training to refer to during and after the training. A full listing of these resources can be found near the end of the training. A post-assessment should be completed if you wish to have recorded credit of participation in this training. This training can be credited toward Early Intervention Credential Certification or Re-Certification. I am Dr. Lesly Wilson, the Research and Evaluation Coordinator for Child and Family Outcome Measures with the Team for Early Childhood Solutions (TECS), and I will be facilitation this training.
  • Family Outcomes Process032409

    1. 2. <ul><li>The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has set up child and family outcomes for all states. </li></ul><ul><li>There is a need for states to assess their early intervention service systems, our system is BabyNet. </li></ul><ul><li>There is a greater call of accountability to provide best practices in service as well as for federal and state funding. </li></ul>
    2. 3. <ul><li>Impact from recent legislation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No Child Left Behind Act </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2004 Re-Authorization of Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA). </li></ul></ul>
    3. 4. <ul><li>The family outcomes focuses on the family’s view of the help they received through the early intervention system, concerning: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowing their rights; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Effectively communicating their children's needs; and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Helping their children develop and learn. </li></ul></ul>
    4. 5. <ul><li>Families who know their rights: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Know their rights and responsibilities related to service provision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know where to go for services and other supports in their community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know about different service options, and are familiar with the types of services offered by different providers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know what to do if they feel that needed services are not being provided. </li></ul></ul>
    5. 6. <ul><li>Families who effectively communicate their children’s needs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Feel comfortable talking with professionals or asking questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know how to use a variety of sources of information (e.g., local parent organizations, the Internet) to find out about rights and services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are able to participate as full partners in team meetings to plan goals and services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate the need for services they feel are important </li></ul></ul>
    6. 7. <ul><li>Families who help their children learn and develop: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment for their child </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know and use styles of effective parenting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help the child participate in family routines and activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feel confident in their parenting skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use special techniques that might be effective in enhancing learning or managing special behavior problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Modify the home environment or routines to reflect their child’s learning style or needs for adaptive environments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know about and help their child use special adaptive equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know how to access and evaluate the validity of recommendations for dealing with particular learning or behavior challenges </li></ul></ul>
    7. 8. <ul><li>The % of families who report that early intervention services have helped the family: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>know their rights ; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>effectively communicate their children's needs ; and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>help their children develop and learn . </li></ul></ul>
    8. 9. <ul><li>South Carolina will use the NCSEAM Family Survey Tool to collect information for reporting on Part C Family Outcomes. </li></ul>
    9. 10. <ul><li>Family Outcomes will be collected annually through a survey. </li></ul>
    10. 11. <ul><li>The families whose children have planned exits or transition dates out of the BabyNet system. </li></ul>
    11. 12. <ul><li>Paper </li></ul><ul><li>Online </li></ul><ul><li>Proxy service </li></ul>
    12. 13. <ul><li>To complete the paper survey , fill out attached survey using dark colored pen (i.e. blue or black) only, place survey in the provided pre-paid envelop and drop in mail back to TECS. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid using a pencil or opposite colored pen. </li></ul>
    13. 14. <ul><li>To complete the online survey , go to the following link: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    14. 15. <ul><li>To complete survey using a proxy service , call Leah Perry @ 803-935-5227 to make arrangements. </li></ul>
    15. 16. <ul><li>Yes, information will be shared on a collective level with out spotlighting any one child, family, or provider. </li></ul><ul><li>South Carolina’s Part C lead agency (DHEC)-BabyNet will report to the public how well the state performed relative to the child and family outcomes. </li></ul>
    16. 18. <ul><li>All questions about the Family Outcomes Process should be e-mailed to [email_address] with ‘Family Outcomes Question’ in the subject line. </li></ul><ul><li>TECS will be available for scheduled conference calls during implementation of the Family Outcomes Process. </li></ul><ul><li>The TECS website ( ) will archive all technical assistance presentations, bulletins, and FAQ documents related to family outcomes. </li></ul>
    17. 19. <ul><li>To receive Early Intervention Credential credit for completion of this training, you must complete a post-assessment and evaluation form. </li></ul>
    18. 20. <ul><li>Team for Early Childhood Solutions ( TECS) </li></ul><ul><li>Center for Disability Resources, University of South </li></ul><ul><li>Carolina, Dept. of Pediatrics, School of Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Columbia, SC 29208 </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: 803/935-5227 Fax: 803/935-5300 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    19. 21. <ul><li>The Center for Disability Resources (CDR) is recognized as </li></ul><ul><li>A University Center for Excellence in Developmental </li></ul><ul><li>Disabilities, Education, Research and Services by the </li></ul><ul><li>Association of University Centers on Disabilities and by the </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ </li></ul><ul><li>Administration for Children and Families, </li></ul><ul><li>Administration on Developmental Disabilities. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>