Child Find Webinar May2008


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Child Find Webinar May2008

  1. 1. Child Find Webinar Hosted by Early On® Public Awareness and Project Find Michigan May 22nd, 2008 11:00 am – 12 noon Presenters: Victoria Meeder, Public Awareness Christy Callahan, Director Office of Innovative Projects
  2. 2. Agenda • Part C & B Child Find Indicators 5, 6, and 11 – Recent Outreach Developments – Impact/Data Outreach - Referrals – New/Upcoming Outreach Activities • Development of a Response to Intervention (RTI) Brochure • Input/Ideas for Child Find Product(s)
  3. 3. Billboard Campaign – Sept 07 Wayne Oakland Macomb Clinton Eaton Kent St. Clair Livingston Genesee Washtenaw
  4. 4. Transit/Bus Campaign – Sept . 07 Wayne, Kent, Genesee
  5. 5. Statewide Radio Campaign – Oct. 07 Public Service Announcements were played on 293 commercial radio stations and 28 public radio stations.
  6. 6. Impact Public Awareness Referrals Timeframe: October 1 – May 20th 6000 5000 4000 Early On 3000 PF Gen Info 2000 Total 1000 0 2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008
  7. 7. New Outreach Efforts – May 08 Child Find Birth – 1 (SPP #5) Metro Parent Magazine • Circulation of 30,000 • Distribution: Oakland, Macomb, Wayne, Livingston, Washtenaw • 36% in schools, preschools, daycares, libraries, YMCA’s, medical, dental, tutoring programs, retail – children’s clothing venues, shoes, toys, supermarkets, bookstores • Demographics: 91% Female • 51% have children 6 and younger • BONUS: We will receive a free listing in the Metro Baby’s Pregnancy Resource Guide – Fall 2008 Edition; both online and print • Fall Metro Baby 11/12
  8. 8. Grand Rapids Family Advertisement Child Find Birth – 1 (SPP #5) Baby Issue - Launches first week in June Highlights of Issue: Physicians: Profiles, Father’s Day and Baby Gift Guide • Circulation of 55,200 • Distribution: West MI (Kent County) • Grocery stores, retail stores, libraries, public , private and charter schools, preschools, child care centers, hospitals, doctor’s offices, and After- school/enrichment organizations • Demographics: 92% Female • 50% have children 4 and younger
  9. 9. Response to Intervention • According to the RTI Action Network (a program of the National Center for Disabilities) Response to Intervention (RTI) is a multi-tiered approach to help struggling learners. Students' progress is closely monitored at each stage of intervention to determine the need for further research-based instruction and/or intervention in general education, in special education, or both.
  10. 10. Response to Intervention Must an LEA evaluate a child upon the request of the parent at any time during the RTI process? May a parent request an initial special education evaluation at any time during the RTI process? Answer: If the LEA agrees with the parent that the child may be a child who is eligible for special education services, the LEA must evaluate the child. The Federal regulations at 34 CFR §300.301(b) allow a parent to request an evaluation at any time. If an LEA declines the parent’s request for an evaluation, the LEA must issue a prior written notice as required under 34 CFR §300.503(a)(2) which states, “written notice that meets the requirements of paragraph (b) of this section must be given to the parents of a child with a disability a reasonable time before the public agency refuses to initiate or change the identification, evaluation, or educational placement of the child or the provision of FAPE to the child.” The parent can challenge this decision by requesting a due process hearing to resolve the dispute regarding the child’s need for an evaluation.
  11. 11. Ideas/Input on New Products What products would be helpful to strengthen and/or support outreach in your local areas?