Category Archives: Linking-Privacy

Double-Check Federal Privacy Requirements before You Link

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As you plan to link data, be sure you check federal privacy requirements for sharing personally identifiable information (PII). One very helpful resource to consider is Understanding the Confidentiality Requirements Applicable to IDEA Early Childhood Programs Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS). This document was issued in October 2016 by the U.S. Department of Education. It provides […]

Stay on the Linking Path: Don’t Forget Privacy

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This second of three mini-webinars presented during Linking Week 2017, featured guidance from the Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), as well as lessons learned from North Carolina on ensuring privacy and confidentiality when linking. Presented by Baron Rodriguez, Barbara Simpson, Kelley Blas, & Sharon Walsh in May 2017 Webinar Recording Webinar Presentation

Where are the Data?

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This infographic from DaSy’s 2017 Focus on Linking Part C and Part B 619 Data week offers illustrations of four different scenarios for housing Early Intervention (EI) and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) data in a state. It can be a useful tool to share when approaching conversations with data partners about linking.

The Integration of Early Childhood Data

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This 2016 report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Education includes profiles of eight states working on developing, enhancing, or using an Early Childhood Integrated Data System. The report is intended to help states refine their capacity to use existing administrative data from early childhood programs to […]

IDEA and FERPA Confidentiality Provisions

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This 2014 guidance document from the U.S. Department of Education offers a “crosswalk” of IDEA Part B, IDEA Part C, and FERPA for a variety of confidentiality topics, including consent, inspection and review, retention of records, procedural safeguards, and dispute resolution. View IDEA and FERPA Confidentiality Provisions (PDF)

A Little Privacy Please? Safeguarding the Privacy of Young Children with Disabilities under IDEA and FERPA

This webinar featured privacy and legal experts from the U.S. Department of Education discussing answers to frequently asked questions related to privacy and confidentiality for IDEA early childhood programs. This webinar directly supports OSEP’s recently-released document, Understanding the Confidentiality Requirement Applicable to IDEA Early Childhood Programs Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Presented by Susan Kauffman (OSEP), […]

Early Childhood Privacy and Confidentiality FAQs

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OSERS’ Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) released a guidance document in 2016. Understanding the Confidentiality Requirements Applicable to IDEA Early Childhood Programs Frequently Asked Questions provides responses to frequently asked questions to facilitate and enhance states’ implementation of IDEA privacy and confidentiality provisions and can be used in conjunction with the 2014 side-by-side guide […]