Category Archives: DEC

Division for Early Childhood Conference

Look! Think! Act! Unlock the Power of Your Data!

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 37th Annual Conference Date: September 2021 Presenters: Lisa Backer, TA Consultant, DaSy Center; Alice E. Ridgway, MS CCC-SLP, Part C Coordinator, CT Office of Early Childhood; Sarah Argue, Education Researcher, SRI International, DaSy Center Look! Think! Act! is a simple and powerful way for state and local program leaders to […]

Using Child Outcomes to Shift the Focus from Problems to Possibilities

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 37th Annual Conference Date: September 2021 Presenters: Naomi Younggren, TA Consultant, ECTA Center; Lauren Barton, TA Consultant, DaSy Center/ECTA Center Join us to explore how using the three child outcomes can change meaningful conversations about children, from domain-based delays to functional possibilities. With insight from parents and practitioners, we’ll examine […]

Step Up to Lead for Equity: Using Child Outcomes Data to Promote Equity

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 37th Annual Conference Date: September 2021 Presenters: Christina Kasprzak, Director, ECTA Center; Kathleen Hebbeler, Sr. Principal Education Researcher, SRI International, DaSy Center; Vinetta Freeman, Education Program Specialist, U.S. Department of Education; Marjorie Thompson Isn’t it time we all stepped up to lead for equity? Strategic use of data is one […]

Where are Our Children? Using Integrated Data to Inform Critical Questions

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 37th Annual Conference Date: September 2021 Presenters: Debbie Cate, Technical Assistance Specialist, ECTA Center/DaSy Center; Bill Huennekens; Fred Edora, Technical Assistance Provider, DaSy/AEM Examining IDEA environments data and data on family chosen care provides insight into settings for young children with disabilities. Integrating data to answer critical questions underscores relationships […]

Using Part C Family Outcomes Data to Examine Equity and Representativeness

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 37th Annual Conference Date: September 2021 Presenters: Grace Kelley, Senior Researcher, SRI international, DaSy Center; Dana McGrath; Mary Lee Porterfield, Early Childhood TA Specialist, DaSy Center Join this session to learn about one State’s journey to use family outcomes data to examine equity and representativeness. What are the critical questions […]

DEC Position Statement on LBW and Prematurity and State Part C Eligibility

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 37th Annual Conference Date: September 2021 Presenters: Kathryn Morrison, Senior Education Researcher, SRI International, DaSy Center; Evelyn Shaw, Educational Consultant, ECTA Center; Donna Spiker, Senior Early Childhood Researcher, SRI International, DaSy Center The DEC Position Statement on low birth weight (LBW) and prematurity summarized developmental outcomes of these infants and […]

Tools to Increase the Usefulness of Child Outcomes Data for Local Programs

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 37th Annual Conference Date: September 2021 Presenters: Elizabeth Schroder (Speaker) Director of Research, Napa County Office of Education – DR Access Program; Cornelia Taylor, Principal Education Researcher, SRI International; Tony Ruggiero, Education Analyst, AEM Corporation/TA Provider, DaSy Center Across the country, states and local districts are struggling to analyze and […]

Looking Back to Move Forward: What We’ve Learned about Remote Service Delivery

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) 37th Annual International Conference Date: September 2021 Presenters: Cindy Weigel, Senior Technical Assistance Specialist, SRI International, DaSy Center; Amy Nicholas, Technical Assistance Specialist, AnLar/DaSy Center; Barbara Simpson, NC Part C Join this session to hear one state’s experience with shifting to remote early intervention services. Learn how OSEP’s national […]

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, […]