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IDEA Child Outcomes Highlights for FFY2019

Between FFY2018 and 2019 there were declines in the percentage of children making gains (Summary Statement 1) and those reaching age expectations (Summary statement 2) in Part C and the percentage of children reaching age expectations (Summary statement 2) in ...
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Summary of State and Jurisdictional Eligibility Definitions for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities Under IDEA Part C

This infographic summarizes national variations in eligibility policies for infants and toddlers from birth to age 3 enrolling in early intervention programs under Part C of IDEA.
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New Blog: Authentic Stakeholder Engagement: Why, How and What (Purpose, Process and Results)

Our early childhood community, including state and local personnel, families, and the larger community, has an interest in supporting our young children with disabilities.
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Improving Part C Results and Compliance: A Six-Step Inquiry Cycle

This six-step inquiry process helps states improve educational results and functional outcomes for children with disabilities while ensuring compliance with Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) through state monitoring activities.
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Breadth of the Three Child Outcomes

The three child outcomes, measured by early intervention and early childhood special education systems, encompass functional skills and behaviors that are meaningful for a child’s participation in everyday routines. They cut across developmental domains to represent the integrated nature of ...
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Using Data to Lead for Equity in Early Childhood

Kathy Hebbeler’s presentation from the OSEP Leadership Conference on 7/21/21 on equity and data. It notes the importance of asking equity questions about each aspect of the service delivery process from initial referral through transition.
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DaSy Part C Data Quick Reference Guide

This DaSy Part C Data Quick Reference Guide is to assist your staff in bringing important information about IDEA Part C data requirements into one document, along with links to relevant websites and resources. This resource can be used by ...
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Data Leadership – What it Means for Equity

A recent Targeted TA Leadership Series session, Data Leadership – What it Means for Equity, provided an introduction to what it means to use data to lead for equity through the use of critical questions that program leaders should ask ...
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COVID-19 Guidance for IDEA Programs: Policy and TA Checklist for Part C Leaders

This DaSy and ECTA checklist provides guidance to Part C leaders to use during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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A State Guide on Identifying, Correcting, and Reporting Noncompliance with IDEA Requirements

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires states to monitor and enforce IDEA Part C and Part B requirements, with a primary focus on those requirements that are most closely related to improving results and functional outcomes for infants, ...
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2021 State Learning Opportunities

The OSEP-funded Early Childhood Technical Assistance (TA) Centers are pleased to announce a variety of new and ongoing opportunities to build individual and state capacity around implementation of IDEA 0-5. We hope this information will assist you as you consider ...
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OSEP Early Childhood TA Centers Flyer

The OSEP Early Childhood TA Centers flyer is designed to help states better understand the content focus of the OSEP TA centers and the network of parent centers that respond to requests for technical assistance from state Part C & ...
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Building the Case to Expand Medicaid and Private Insurance for Early Intervention

These video interviews recounting state stories, a planning tool, and related presentations are integrated components to maximize your learning and provide the information you need to be successful expanding coverage for Early Intervention.
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Part C Child Find Self-Assessment: Quick Start Guide

The Part C Child Find Self-Assessment: Quick Start Guide, developed by DaSy and ECTA,  is designed to help state leaders consider common areas of need and challenges related to Child Find and determine which best practices in Section II of ...
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Remote Screening, Evaluation, and Assessment Resources

Many assessment practices can be successfully implemented even when the practitioner cannot be in the same room with the child and family such as during the COVID-19 pandemic. The resources included here are designed to help states, programs, and local ...
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Early Childhood Data Use Assessment Tool

The Early Childhood Data Use Assessment Tool is designed to identify and improve data use skills among early childhood education (ECE) program staff so they can better use data to inform, plan, monitor, and make decisions for instruction and program ...
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ECDataWorks Virtual Conference Feb 22-26, 2021

ECDataWorks (ECDW) supports state early care and education systems to advance policy and programs through the strategic use of integrated data. To continue to support state teams, ECDW is hosting a national meeting, Building Resilient Data Analytics Virtual Convening, on ...
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IDEA Part C Data Notes

The IDEA Part C Data Notes brief describes the purpose of data notes for Part C 618 data collections and how they are used in OSEP’s data quality review process. This resource also provides tips and best practices for writing ...
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FFY 2018 Child and Family Outcomes Data Highlights

December 2020 The ECTA and DaSy Center staff completed their national child outcomes data analysis. Watch this webinar recording to learn more about national performance data for indicators C3 and B7, including national data, state variations in performance, and TA resources. Webinar ...
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2018 SPP/APR Indicator Analyses for Part B and Part C

On November 23, 2020, The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) released its annual report on implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Please share widely as states are beginning their new SPP/APR submissions. ...
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National Center on Deaf Blindness (NCDB) Website

The National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB) has launched a new website. It contains extensive information about deaf-blindness and educational practices for children and youth who are deaf-blind, information about and for state deaf-blind projects, and resources for families. Please visit ...
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Determining A Child’s Eligibility for Early Intervention Services Remotely

Included here are guidance, considerations, and resources for state staff and local practitioners who are determining Part C eligibility remotely. As a result of COVID-19, many states are having to determine a child’s eligibility for Part C services remotely using ...
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OSEP Fast Facts: Children 3 through 5 Served under Part B, Section 619 of the IDEA

OSEP is pleased to introduce our newly released Fast Fact focusing on children with disabilities ages 3 through 5 served under Part B, section 619 of the IDEA. For the OSEP Fast Facts: Children 3 through 5 Served Under ...
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Webinar – Creating Effective Partnerships to Improve Early Identification

On November 17, ECTA and DaSy will provide an overview of the purposes of Part C early intervention services for infants and toddlers and their families and Part B, 619 services for preschool special education. Identifying young children as early ...
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COS Completion When Teams Can’t Meet In Person

This document is intended to assist teams conducting COS rating determination meetings using telecommunication devices such as phones and/or computers with or without video to have discussions with team members in different locations through teleconferencing. Although there are many advantages ...
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IDEA Child Outcomes Highlights for FFY2018

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) funds programs providing services designed to assist children with a range of delays and disabilities in achieving individualized developmental and functional goals. The data show that large percentages of children continue to show ...
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DaSy Statement on the 30th Anniversary of the ADA

On the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, DaSy continues the important work of ensuring equitable, inclusive educational opportunities for children with disabilities …
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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 ...
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OSEP’s Fast Facts: Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities

In 2018-2019, 409,315 infants and toddlers, birth through age 2, with disabilities and their families received early intervention services under IDEA Part C.  OSEP’s newest Fast Facts: Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities takes a closer look at what their data ...
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Early Childhood Data: Responding to COVID-19 and Building for the Future

A new report, Early Childhood Data: Responding to COVID-19 and Building for the Future, was released today by the Data Quality Campaign and Foresight Law + Policy.
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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 ...
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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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Joint Guidance on the Application of FERPA and HIPAA to Student Health Records

The U.S. Department of Education and the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released updated joint guidance addressing the application of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health Insurance ...
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Part C Manager’s Call on Data Issues Related to COVID-19

During these unprecedented times, DaSy is offering a space for Part C Data Managers to come together and discuss the impact of COVID-19 on state and local data. Join us Monday, April 27 and Monday May 11 from 2:00 – ...
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OSEP Launches IDEA Data Collection Infographics Initiative!

OSEP announced a new initiative featuring a series of products called OSEP Fast Facts. The first Fast Facts looks at data surrounding students with autism.
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Proposed FY 2020-2025 SPP/APR Information Collections

The proposed FY 2020-2025 SPP/APR information collections have been published in the Federal Register and are open for comments until April 20.
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2020 Conference on Improving Data, Improving Outcomes will NOT be held August 11-13, 2020

DaSy, in collaboration with other early childhood technical assistance Centers, will NOT be hosting a national conference on August 11-13, 2020 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Virginia due to COVID-19. Preconference and post conference meetings are being planned ...
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Don’t miss the Technical Assistance Follow-up Call on Identifying, Correcting and Reporting Noncompliance

On Friday, January 3, 2020, 2:00 – 3:00 EST the ECTA Center and DaSy Center invite state Part C and 619 Coordinators and staff to participate in a follow-up TA call to discuss information shared by OSEP on December 16, ...
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Take a Look at Your Child Outcomes Data Profile

Having high-quality child outcomes data is more important than ever. The data are a focus of accountability in OSEP’s Results Driven Accountability Initiative. State early intervention and preschool special education programs collect and use these data to measure progress towards ...
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Archived News (2019 and earlier)

View archived news posted under the first DaSy grant (2013-2019).