Category Archives: DEC

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Current State and Jurisdictional Part C Eligibility Definitions and Policies​

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) 36th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: January 2021 Presenters: Evelyn Shaw, Kathryn Morrison, and Siobhan Colgan This poster presents current information on how states/jurisdictions define developmental delay, diagnosed physical or mental conditions with a high probability of delay, and, as applicable, […]

DEC Child Maltreatment Paper Four Years Later: Where are We Now?

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) 36th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: January 2021 Presenters: Evelyn Shaw, Haidee Bernstein, Sharon Walsh, Anita Leis, Lori Wittemann, and Ann Freiburg DEC’s 2016 position paper on child maltreatment encourages collaboration between child welfare and early intervention. States are using data […]

Using Child Outcomes Data to Drive State and Local Program Improvements

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) 36th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: January 2021 Presenters: Jennifer Barrett-Zitkus, Christina Kasprzak, Kathleen Hebbeler, Cornelia Taylor, Carol Maliszewski, and Jon VanOeveren Come join us in examining the current national data and hear from a state about how they are using […]

State of the States in Improving Data Systems

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) 36th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: January 2021 Presenters: Sara Thayer, Missy Coffey, Kathleen Hebbeler, and Donna Spiker A data system is not only the technical capacity, but the processes needed to turn data into information that can be leveraged for […]

Using Data from Families of Young Children to Advance Program Equity

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) 36th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: January 2021 Presenters: Siobhan Colgan, Cornelia Taylor, Sharon Loza, and Justine Rogoff It is an ongoing challenge to reach and receive input from all families of young children, especially those experiencing ongoing hardships and institutionalized […]

State of the States Related to Systemic Improvement

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Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 34th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Disabilities Date: October 2018 Presenters: Alicia Sharma, Ardith Ferguson, Cornelia Taylor, Kim Porter, Leslie Fox, and Virginia Reynolds This session will provide an updated national overview of states’ status about their OSEP-required State Systemic Improvement Plans (SSIP) to improve outcomes for young children with […]

Building Capacity to Use Child Outcomes Data to Improve Systems and Practices

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 34th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Disabilities Date: October 2018 Presenters: Christina Kasprzak, Kathy Hebbeler, Cornelia Taylor, Debi Donelan, Jennifer Tschantz Good decision-making requires high quality data on outcomes. This session will look at the child outcomes data collected by local programs and share how the data are used […]

Preparing and Supporting Emerging Family Leaders

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 34th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Disabilities Date: October 2018 Presenters: Amy Nicholas, Stephanie Moss, Darla Gundler This session draws on the experiences of emerging family leaders and practitioners to uncover the challenges that early intervention and early childhood special education systems face with preparing and supporting families to […]

Promoting Early Intervention and Child Welfare Collaboration: One Conversation at a Time

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Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 34th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Disabilities Date: October 2018 Presenters: Haidee Bernstein, Evelyn Shaw, Lorendia Schmidt, Lenita Hartman, Jennifer Barrett-Zitkus, Leslie Fox Some states are taking innovative steps to make collaboration happen between Early Intervention and Child Welfare. This discussion-based session will inform novices and experts about the […]

Perspectives from the Field About Building a Culture of Data Use

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Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 34th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Disabilities Date: October 2018 Presenters: Denise Mauzy, Amy Nicholas This session features a panel of representatives from the field, including technical assistance providers and state leaders (administrator, practitioner, and family), to share their perspectives about building a systemic culture of data use. Panelists […]