1Clinton County RESA Office of Innovative Projects · 2011
• Early On Training & Technical Assistance since 2001 • Early On Public Awareness since 2005 • Early On Center for Higher ...
• Technical Assistance• Training  – On-line “Core” Trainings  – In-person “Core” Trainings  – In-person Additional Trainin...
#1 -- % of infants/toddlers with IFSPs who      received services in timely manner       Year                          Act...
#7 -- % eligible infants/toddlers with IFSPs with      evaluation/assessment/initial IFSP meeting      conducted within Pa...
#8 -- % of children exiting Part C who received Timely      transition planning to support transition to      preschool/ot...
• Provided in several formats:  – System Updates     • In-Person – Preconference Day – Traverse City, November 2,       20...
• By Phone or Email  – The Trainer/TA Specialist assigned to each service area is    available by email. They work 210 day...
Each of these trainings is intended to be a brief overview    of an important core topics regarding Early On.• Easy access...
• Core Content  –   Early On Basics powerpoint (on website – for general public)  –   Early On 101  –   New Eligibility  –...
Each of these trainings will provide Early On staffwith in-depth content regarding the implementation   of the core compon...
• Intended Audience  – These trainings are appropriate for staff who have learned the basics    (on-line content) and have...
These are trainings on topics beyond “core” issues.    These are generally for staff that are either  specialized or have ...
• Intended Audience  – Specialists (evaluators, working with preemies, etc.)  – Seasoned staff• Current Offerings:  – IDA ...
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Clinton County RESA Office of Innovative                                           22            Projects · 2011
• Under Part B (34CFR§§ 300.125) Child Find,  states are required to identify, locate and  evaluate all children with disa...
§ 300.111 Child find.(a) General. (1) The State must have in effect policies and    procedures to ensure that—(i) All chil...
Strategies for outreach and  identification have included  – Targeted statewide outreach    through traditional Media    o...
Grant Year      Early On                   Project Find                   General Info   Total                Referrals   ...
)#   Part C Indicator            2005         2006          2007          2008      2009                                Ta...
Clinton County RESA Office of Innovative                                           29            Projects · 2011
• Since October 1, 2007• Support for faculty preparing future early  interventionists• So that students may graduate with ...
Strategies for supporting faculty with b-3 content:•   Early On Faculty Grant•   Advisory Group•   Regional Cluster Groups...
Strategies for supporting faculty with b-3 content:• Guest Presentations “Sharing Our Stories”• Support for development of...
• Presentation at National DEC• Submitted article to the Journal for Early  Childhood Teacher Education                   ...
1. Streamlining Infant-Toddler Developmental   Assessment  –   Converting 3-day training to online, one day      face-to-f...
3. Early On Michigan Foundation  –   Establishing new non-profit entity with 501(c)3 tax      exempt status  –   Purpose: ...
• Preschool Special Education Training and  Technical Assistance (Oct 2010)  – Focus: Inclusion and Child Outcomes• Projec...
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  1. 1. 1Clinton County RESA Office of Innovative Projects · 2011
  2. 2. • Early On Training & Technical Assistance since 2001 • Early On Public Awareness since 2005 • Early On Center for Higher Education since 2007 Non Early On/Part C projects: • Project Find since 2005 • Preschool Special Ed Training & TA since 2010 2Clinton County RESA Office of Innovative Projects · 2011
  3. 3. • Technical Assistance• Training – On-line “Core” Trainings – In-person “Core” Trainings – In-person Additional Trainings• State Performance Plan (SPP) Indicator Progress Clinton County RESA Office of Innovative 3 Projects · 2011
  4. 4. #1 -- % of infants/toddlers with IFSPs who received services in timely manner Year Actual % SPP Target2006 47.8% 100%2007 91% 100%2008 100% 100%2009 97.83% 100% Clinton County RESA Office of Innovative 4 Projects · 2011
  5. 5. #7 -- % eligible infants/toddlers with IFSPs with evaluation/assessment/initial IFSP meeting conducted within Part C’s 45-day timeline Year Actual % SPP Target2006 66.8% 100%2007 87% 100%2008 99.4% 100%2009 99.5% 100% Clinton County RESA Office of Innovative 5 Projects · 2011
  6. 6. #8 -- % of children exiting Part C who received Timely transition planning to support transition to preschool/other appropriate community services by 3rd birthday: A B C (IFSPs w/transition services) (Notify LEA of child eligible (Transition conference for for Part B) child eligible for Part B) Year Actual % SPP Actual % SPP Actual % SPP Target Target Target2006 73.9% 100% 100% 100% 85.5% 100%2007 95% 100% 100% 100% 89% 100%2008 99.2% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%2009 99.17% 100% 100% 100% 99.51% 100% Clinton County RESA Office of Innovative 6 Projects · 2011
  7. 7. • Provided in several formats: – System Updates • In-Person – Preconference Day – Traverse City, November 2, 2011 • By Technology – Late September, 2011 • By Technology – February, 2012 • In-Person – May, 2012 – Additional Webinars or Teleconferences • As information becomes available and/or a need is demonstrated. – This past year: » MARSE Proposed Rule Revision (11/12/10) » MDE RFP Request for Proposals (12/07/10) » CIMS (4/21/11) » MiCIS (4/25 & 28, 5/16 & 18, 5/23 & 26) Clinton County RESA Office of Innovative 7 Projects · 2011
  8. 8. • By Phone or Email – The Trainer/TA Specialist assigned to each service area is available by email. They work 210 days throughout the year, so they may not be available immediately. – A Trainer/TA Specialist is “on-call” almost every day, M-F, during business hours.• In-Person Technical Assistance – Not the same as a training (shorter time, smaller number of participants, discussion format, specific to service area) – Requests can be made through the Trainer/TA Specialists. • Priority is given to service areas that are focus monitored or have findings. – Started tracking this year: • 97 hours at 15 different sites with 301 participants Clinton County RESA Office of Innovative 8 Projects · 2011
  9. 9. Each of these trainings is intended to be a brief overview of an important core topics regarding Early On.• Easy access – Moving all to new training system we developed using Adobe Presenter (moving from Blackboard). – Register at any time and immediately receive a link to the content. – Can revisit that training using that link at any time – if you are a subscriber on our website (www.eotta.ccresa.org)• Cost – All on-line “core” trainings are FREE to participants• Intended Audience – New staff – Review for seasoned staff Clinton County RESA Office of Innovative 9 Projects · 2011
  10. 10. • Core Content – Early On Basics powerpoint (on website – for general public) – Early On 101 – New Eligibility – Eligibility Tools: Calculating Delay – SPP Indicators – Transition – Procedural Safeguards – Family & Child Outcomes• Availability – The ones listed in bold are available now. – ALL will be updated and available in Adobe Format by August 29th, 2011. Clinton County RESA Office of Innovative 10 Projects · 2011
  11. 11. Each of these trainings will provide Early On staffwith in-depth content regarding the implementation of the core components of early intervention.• Access – Each training will be offered in 5 places throughout Michigan each year. – Early On Coordinators will be surveyed in May to collect data on interest and need.• Cost – Five (5) offerings of each will be free to participants. – For requests beyond those 5 or tailored for specific services areas, participants may be asked to help cover costs. Clinton County RESA Office of Innovative 11 Projects · 2011
  12. 12. • Intended Audience – These trainings are appropriate for staff who have learned the basics (on-line content) and have a bit of actual experience. – It is recommended that all staff attend most of these trainings every few years to maintain their “core” knowledge and skills.• “Core” Trainings – Early On: More than Rules (EO Institute with new format & focus) – Procedural Safeguards – Transition – Family & Child Outcomes – Thinking Functionally: Meeting the Unique Needs of Children and their Families• Availability – Each of these trainings either has or is in the process of being updated. The schedule for these offerings will be available by June 17, 2011. Clinton County RESA Office of Innovative 12 Projects · 2011
  13. 13. These are trainings on topics beyond “core” issues. These are generally for staff that are either specialized or have been in the field at least a couple of years.• Access – These trainings will be scheduled as need is expressed. – A survey of training needs will be collected during May 2011.• Cost – Each of these trainings has a fee. The fees are supplemented through EOT&TA resources. Clinton County RESA Office of Innovative 13 Projects · 2011
  14. 14. • Intended Audience – Specialists (evaluators, working with preemies, etc.) – Seasoned staff• Current Offerings: – IDA – in the process of being revised (using ARRA funds) • First of the new format will be held August 25, 2011 – IDA Refresher – Knowing Ourselves and Connecting with Families – The Dance of Partnership – Compassion Fatigue – Supporting Families with Premature Babies • Revised using ARRA funds • Currently being piloted• Availability – Each of these trainings are available now and scheduled as requested by a service area. – Following survey (May 2011) – a preliminary schedule will be offered this spring for 2011-2012. Clinton County RESA Office of Innovative 14 Projects · 2011
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  19. 19. Find Us on YouTubeClinton County RESA Office of Innovative 19 Projects · 2011
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  23. 23. • Under Part B (34CFR§§ 300.125) Child Find, states are required to identify, locate and evaluate all children with disabilities in the state, birth to 21, including highly mobile children with disabilities (migrant or homeless children). Source: http://www.nectac.org Clinton County RESA Office of Innovative 23 Projects · 2011
  24. 24. § 300.111 Child find.(a) General. (1) The State must have in effect policies and procedures to ensure that—(i) All children with disabilities residing in the State, including …• homeless children• wards of the State• children with disabilities attending private schools…and who are in need of special education and related services, are identified, located, and evaluated;
  25. 25. Strategies for outreach and identification have included – Targeted statewide outreach through traditional Media outlets: Television, radio, transit/bus ads, billboards, and print advertisements – Support of LEA’s with local outreach and technical assistance – Offer a viable Web presence – Statewide display board at conferences – Dissemination outreach materials Statewide Referral Line: 1-800-252-0052 Clinton County RESA Office of Innovative 25 Projects · 2011
  26. 26. Grant Year Early On Project Find General Info Total Referrals Referrals Calls Number of Calls05-06 1930 417 161 250806-07 3129 644 472 424507-08 5635 1518 877 803008-09 5459 1148 408 701509-10 6162 1335 887 838410-11 *(mid- *4336 *994 *445 *5775year data ) Clinton County RESA Office of Innovative Projects · 2011 27
  27. 27. )# Part C Indicator 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Target Target Target Target Target5 % of infants/toddlers birth 1.1% 1.2% 1.3% 1.4% 1.5% to 1 with IFSPs: (1.1%) (1.08%) (1.08%) (1.15%) (1.24%)6 % of infants/toddlers 2.2% 2.3% 2.4% 2.5% 2.6% birth to 3 with IFSPs: (2.2%) (2.3%) (2.44%) (2.67%) (2.86%) Clinton County RESA Office of Innovative 28 Projects · 2011
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  29. 29. • Since October 1, 2007• Support for faculty preparing future early interventionists• So that students may graduate with an understanding of Early On and family-centered practice• Targeting speech-language pathology, other therapies, special education, and early childhood 30 Clinton County RESA Office of Innovative Projects · 2011
  30. 30. Strategies for supporting faculty with b-3 content:• Early On Faculty Grant• Advisory Group• Regional Cluster Groups• Supporting identification of practicum/internships• Webinars – Dual Language Homes: Review of research and the implications for early intervention, Lena Caesar, Andrews University (January 21) – Abuse and Neglect with infants & toddlers, birth to three, Harold Johnson, MSU (June 8) 31 Clinton County RESA Office of Innovative Projects · 2011
  31. 31. Strategies for supporting faculty with b-3 content:• Guest Presentations “Sharing Our Stories”• Support for development of teaching tools • “Lessons Learned” (show?) • SLP parent dictionary• Faculty Colloquium as part of the Annual Early On Conference 32 Clinton County RESA Office of Innovative Projects · 2011
  32. 32. • Presentation at National DEC• Submitted article to the Journal for Early Childhood Teacher Education 33 Clinton County RESA Office of Innovative Projects · 2011
  33. 33. 1. Streamlining Infant-Toddler Developmental Assessment – Converting 3-day training to online, one day face-to-face, plus consultation2. Developing “Supporting Families with Premature Babies” – Research and development of new training, still featuring preemie tool, piloting in 7 locations at a reduced rate ($40), implementing after Oct 1 34 Clinton County RESA Office of Innovative Projects · 2011
  34. 34. 3. Early On Michigan Foundation – Establishing new non-profit entity with 501(c)3 tax exempt status – Purpose: to create another source of revenue for infants and toddlers eligible for Early On – Initial Board of Directors meeting May 19 – Potential resources of revenue: • Developmental Wheel • SLP Tool • Lessons Learned 35 Clinton County RESA Office of Innovative Projects · 2011
  35. 35. • Preschool Special Education Training and Technical Assistance (Oct 2010) – Focus: Inclusion and Child Outcomes• Project Find – Child Find for 3-26 36 Clinton County RESA Office of Innovative Projects · 2011
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