Category Archives: 2016 Conference Presentation

SSIP Stakeholders: The Right People, The Right Purpose, The Right Plan

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Presenters: Amy Nicholas (DaSy), Tracy Turner (AR Division of Devevelopmental Disabilities), Yvonne Greene (AR Dept of Education), Ravyn Hawkins (AR Division of Developmental Disabilities), Sharon DeRego (CA Department of Developmental Services), Sharon Ringwalt (ECTA, IDC), Aileen McKenna (CT Birth to Three), Kristen Williams (CT Parent Advocacy Center), Wendy Studt (MT Dept Public Health & Human […]

How to Successfully Integrate the Child Outcomes Summary (COS) Process into the IFSP Process as a SSIP Implementation Activity

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Presenters: Ardith Ferguson (NCSI), Kathi Gillaspy (DaSy, ECTA), Beth Tolley (Infant and Toddler Connection of VA DBHDS), & Naomi Younggren (Department of Defense Army, Educational and Developmental Intervention Program) This session discusses key steps in successful implementation of strategies to integrate the COS process and rating into the IFSP process and resources that provide suggestions […]

Data Breach Simulation

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Presenters: Baron Rodriguez (DaSy, EDTAP, PTAC) & Ross Lemke (IDC) This interactive session walks teams through a data breach scenario ‘ripped from the headlines’!. The intended outcome is to ready teams for the twists, turns, and bad assumptions or decisions made that sometimes can be more damaging than the data breach. Link to Presentation

Unpacking Inclusion: A System’s Framework Perspective

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Presenters: Kathy Whaley (DaSy, ECTA), Kristina Doan (IL State Board of Education), & Ann Kremer (Early CHOICES) This session discusses the complex process of increasing high quality early childhood inclusive practices. The ECTA Center System Framework is a tool that examines state infrastructure along different components and can support the recommendations of the joint HHS […]

Child Outcomes Summary (COS) Process Professional Development Tools

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Presenters: Presented by Amy Nicholas (DaSy), Kellen Reid (DaSy, ECTA), Maureen Casey (AZ Early Intervention Program), Chelsea Guillen (IL EI Ombudsman/EI Training Program), Kathi Gillaspy (DaSy, ECTA), & Cathy Smyth (DaSy, ECTA) This session provides participants with an overview of three key professional development resources/tools for improving the quality of the COS process and enhancing […]

Child Outcomes Data Collection: Results of the ITCA National Survey and Discussion of Policies and Considerations

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Presenters: Christina Kasprzak (DaSy, ECTA), Cornelia Taylor (DaSy, ECTA), Maureen Greer (DaSy, ITCA), & Robin Nelson (DaSy) This session is a facilitated discussion on policies and procedures related to child outcomes data collection, with a focus on approaches for determining six months of services. Participants reflect on their current policies/procedures in light of shared examples […]

Closing Plenary: Let’s Make Data Part of Everyone’s Toolkit!

Image of child reading with multiple levels of data represented above her: Classroom/Caseload, Center/School/Program, District/Program, Region, State, and National

Presenters: Kathleen Hebbeler (DaSy), Donna Spiker (DaSy), Lisa Backer (MN Dept of Education), Tony Chambers, Ann Freiburg (IL Dept of Human Services), Chelsea Guillen (EITP at University of Illinois), Ovella Peaches Lott (University City Children’s Center), & Bob Morris (WA Dept of Early Learning) This multi-media, interactive closing plenary session discusses how data can be […]