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New IDEA Part C Data Notes Brief

The new 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 ...
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Save the Date: January 19 Webinar on Creating Accessible Documents and Reports – Part 2 of a 2-part series on 508 Compliance

Want to get familiar with the standards and best practices for creating accessible reports and documents? Join us on January 19, from 1-2:30 PM ET, for the Creating Accessible Documents and Reports Webinar – Part 2 of a 2-part series ...
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FFY 2018 Child and Family Outcomes Data Highlights

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 Archive
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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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New DaSy Part C Data Quick Reference Guide

This new 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 ...
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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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Newly Released OSEP Fast Facts

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 newest 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).