Head Start Presentation 5.10.2010

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Head Start Presentation 5.10.2010

  1. 1. Office of Innovative Projects MI Head Start Training & TA May 10th, 2010 Victoria Meeder, Public Awareness Supervisor and Christy Callahan, Director
  2. 2. Topics for Today 1. Office of Innovative Projects 2. Early On (Part C of IDEA) 3. Project Find (Part B of IDEA) 4. Response to Intervention - Intersect with Child Find 5. Resources to Connect
  3. 3. Who are we? • Clinton County RESA • Office of Innovative Projects • DeWitt • Statewide grant-funded projects
  4. 4. Infrastructure • Management team (3) • Trainers/TA Specialists (6) • Public Awareness Specialist (1) • Statewide Trainers (2) • Support Staff (3 full-time; 4 part-time)
  5. 5. History of Public Policy - Legal Milestones 1954 1964 1965 1971 1972 1973 1975 1986 1990 1991 2001 U.S. Supreme Elementary & PL 94-142 Court Decision Secondary Education PL 102-119 Ruling in Brown Education Act , for All Americans with v. Board of now known as Head Handicapped Disabilities Act Education of NCLB - Start Children Act Topeka, Kansas Improving (EAHCA) that "separate Outcomes for (Ages 5 - 18) but equal" is Children. 2001 ESEA unconstitutional "Closing the Reauthorized Achievement Section 504 of the PL 99-457 to No Child Gap" Left Behind Michigan State Rehabilitation Amendment to Constitution, Act , ED for Handicapped Article 8, Protecting Children Act Section 8, Individuals with (Ages Birth to 21) Civil Rights Public Law 198 Disabilities PL 99-457 EHA Act of (Birth to 3) & against Reauthorized IDEA Individuals (Ages 6 to 26) Discrimination with Disabilities Education Act 1964
  6. 6. Early On – Part C of IDEA • Birth to age 3 • Early intervention system of services for infants and toddlers • Broader definition of eligibility than special education
  7. 7. Nature of the work • Especially young and vulnerable population • Home visits • Parents and babies • Strategies to support development in the home • Period of rapid development
  8. 8. Timeline for EO Services Days are calendar for Part C/Early On unless otherwise noted • Referral to Consent to Evaluate by 10 days • Referral to initial IFSP meeting by 45 days • Referral to IFSP completion by 60 days • IFSP completion to services by 30 days
  9. 9. Nature of the work Lots of federal regulations and state policy. Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) Service Coordination Components of an Evaluation Authorization to Share Information 45-Day Timeline to Initial IFSP Mtg,
  10. 10. Child Find Mandate Part B Part C All children with disabilities residing • Requires a system for in the State are making referrals identified, located, and evaluated. • Requires states to • Mandated: identify, locate, and – Homeless children evaluate all eligible – Migrant children infants/toddlers. – Children advancing from grade to • Central Directory grade with a suspected disability • Specifies – Native Americans subpopulations : • Priority Audiences: Indian children, – Non-English Speaking migrants, homeless, Communities (Spanish & Arabic) those in foster care. – Parents of younger youth (Pre-K – 6th) – High school drop outs
  11. 11. Child Find – Part B § 300.131 Each LEA must locate, identify, and evaluate all children with disabilities who are enrolled by their parents in private, including religious, elementary schools and secondary schools located in the school district served by the LEA. The child find process must be designed to ensure— (1) The equitable participation of parentally-placed private school children; and (2) An accurate count of those children. In carrying out the requirements of this section, the LEA, or, if applicable, the SEA, must undertake activities similar to the activities undertaken for the agency’s public school children.
  12. 12. Response to Intervention (RTI) Congress added new provisions to federal education laws: • No Child Left Behind (NCLB) – accountability – school improvement – adequate yearly progress (AYP) • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) – effective instruction – progress monitoring – early intervening services
  13. 13. NCLB and IDEA 2004 • Companion laws that address closing the achievement gaps • Underscore importance of high quality, scientific, research-based instruction and interventions • Hold schools accountable for the progress of all students in meeting grade level standards
  14. 14. Response to Intervention is… the practice of providing high-quality instruction/intervention matched to student needs and using learning rate over time and level of performance to inform educational decisions Source: NASDSE. Response to Intervention: policy considerations and implementation and IDEA Partnership, 2007.
  15. 15. An Example Tiered RTI Model Significantly Low Insufficient Response Underachievement to Intervention Tier 3: INTENSIVE INTERVENTIONS Tier 2: TARGETED INTERVENTIONS and progress monitoring Academic Behavior Tier 1: CORE ACADEMIC AND BEHAVIORAL INSTRUCTION; UNIVERSAL SUPPORTS; universal screening and INSTRUCTIONAL and BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS
  16. 16. RTI Steps Step I: Universal Supports for all students Step II: Data review by Problem Solving Team Step III: Targeted interventions and progress monitoring for struggling learners Step IV: Intense interventions and progress monitoring for struggling learners Step V: Referral to special education when student demonstrates little or no response to targeted interventions Step VI: General education and special education personnel collaboratively teach and monitor student progress; adjust IEP and services as needed for eligible students
  17. 17. Response to Intervention – Potential Conflict Remember: RTI is implemented within the context of general education Interface with Child Find responsibilities • a parent has the right to request an evaluation at any time (§ 300.301) • http://RTInetwork.org - A Parent's Guide to Response to Intervention, National Center for Learning Disabilities
  18. 18. Child Find in Michigan
  19. 19. ProjectFindMichigan.org
  20. 20. Project Find Statewide Outreach Efforts Statewide Watch Me Display Board Grow Calendar at Conferences
  21. 21. Project Find Outreach Wayne County - The Detroit Department of Transportation Genesee County - Mass Transportation Authority (Flint) Kent County - “The Rapid” - Grand Rapids Transit Authority
  22. 22. Materials for Outreach Students Parents of Parents of High school advancing from children youth drop out grade to grade Pre-K -5th 6th – 9th grade prevention with a Grade suspected disability
  23. 23. Order Public Awareness Products Brochures & Bookmarks Developmental Wheels Growth Charts Magnets
  24. 24. New Outreach Tools for ECSE Copy text: Sometimes the signals are small one: Some trouble in school, speech problems, learning that just seems too hard. Understanding a developmental or learning delay is the first step to getting help for your child. Project Find provides information and assessments to make sure that your child is ready to learn and succeed. This help is free. So don't worry but don't wait. Call us or visit ProjectFindMichigan.org for more information.
  25. 25. Outreach Tools for ECSE Copy text: Sometimes the signals are small one: Some trouble in school, speech problems, learning that just seems too hard. Understanding a developmental or learning delay is the first step to getting help for your child. Project Find provides information and assessments to make sure that your child is ready to learn and succeed. This help is free. So don't worry but don't wait. Call us or visit ProjectFindMichigan.org for more information.
  26. 26. Follow Our Twitter "Tweets" http://twitter.com/ChildFindMich
  27. 27. Join Early On Michigan On Facebook
  28. 28. SlideShare Channel
  29. 29. 1-800-252-0052 ProjectFindMichigan.org 1-800-EARLY ON 1800EarlyOn.org 1-866-334-KIDS eotta.ccresa.org

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