IDIO Conference Update: Given the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to NOT hold the in-person Improving Data, Improving Outcomes (IDIO) conference this August. We are considering alternatives which may include postponing the conference to a later date, having virtual presentations, or some combination of these options. We will update this site as new plans develop.
Information & Resources about COVID-19
In these unprecedented times, the DaSy team is here to support you. DaSy is working to provide technical assistance (TA) and resources to state agencies as you address the impact of COVID-19 on Part C early intervention and Part B preschool special education programs supported through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
We have adopted principles as we continue to focus on the importance of relationships and embody the principles of flexibility and responsiveness to the needs of our clients. Read The Early Childhood TA Response During the COVID-19 Crisis.
If you have TA requests or data-related questions, you can always
- The U.S. Department of Education also has established a page COVID-19 information.
- The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has asked the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA) to set up an ECTA page about COVID-19 that is updated on a daily basis with the latest information on funding and guidance for all birth-5 early childhood special education programs regarding this national emergency, as well as information on talking to children and families.
Information from OSEP about data submissions:
States that anticipate experiencing challenges meeting the Part C Child Count and Setting Data Collection or the May 27th due date for the resubmission of the November Data Collections (Part C Exiting Collection, Part C Dispute Resolution) should reach out directly to The U.S. Department of Education’s Partner Support Center (PSC).
- Supporting Part B619 State and Local Child Outcomes Data Use Cohort
The ECTA and DaSy technical assistance (TA) centers are now recruiting for a technical assistance opportunity focused on improving the capacity of Part B/619 programs to improve their Local Education Agencies (LEAs) ability to collect, report, and use high quality child outcomes data.
- FERPA and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
The U.S. Department of Education has provided answers to questions that school officials may have had concerning the disclosure of personally identifiable information from students’ education records to outside entities when addressing the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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Events & Presentations
- August 11 - August 13