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NH’s PTI Program and Part C Office: Collaborating for the Benefit of Families Presented by: Michelle Lewis (NH PTI Director, ICC Chair)

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1 NH’s PTI Program and Part C Office: Collaborating for the Benefit of Families Presented by: Michelle Lewis (NH PTI Director, ICC Chair)

2 Ways Part C and PTI Collaborate Early Childhood Child and Family Outcomes Early Childhood Child and Family Outcomes Early Childhood Transitions Early Childhood Transitions ICC ICC OSEP Verification Visit OSEP Verification Visit

3 Collaboration: Early Childhood Child and Family Outcomes NH’s PTI led the consortium of family organizations involved in NH’s GSEG (the development of NH’s Family and Child Outcomes system) NH’s PTI led the consortium of family organizations involved in NH’s GSEG (the development of NH’s Family and Child Outcomes system) Families played a key role in all aspects of the development of NH’s Child and Family Outcomes System Families played a key role in all aspects of the development of NH’s Child and Family Outcomes System

4 Collaboration: Early Childhood Child and Family Outcomes (cont.) Found new ways to involve families Found new ways to involve families –Distance participation –Informal mentoring Family led development of Child Outcomes Brochure Family led development of Child Outcomes Brochure Family members were co-trainers at the Child Outcomes Summary Form (COSF) staff trainings Family members were co-trainers at the Child Outcomes Summary Form (COSF) staff trainings Family members involved in reviewing and revising the family outcomes survey Family members involved in reviewing and revising the family outcomes survey

5 Collaboration: Early Childhood Transitions Funded NH’s PTI to provide “My Child’s Turning 3, Now What?” Workshops for families in all regions of NH (10 Area Agencies) Funded NH’s PTI to provide “My Child’s Turning 3, Now What?” Workshops for families in all regions of NH (10 Area Agencies) Supporting Successful Early Childhood Transitions (SSECT) Project jointly funded by NH’s Part C Office and NH Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education Part B/619 Supporting Successful Early Childhood Transitions (SSECT) Project jointly funded by NH’s Part C Office and NH Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education Part B/619

6 Collaboration: Early Childhood Transitions Results for Families Interagency Agreement for Early Childhood Transitions ensuring smooth and effective transitions for children transitioning from Family Centered Early Supports and Services to preschool special education Interagency Agreement for Early Childhood Transitions ensuring smooth and effective transitions for children transitioning from Family Centered Early Supports and Services to preschool special education Family input included in all aspects of the project Family input included in all aspects of the project

7 Collaboration: Interagency Coordinating Council NH’s PTI is a member of the ICC and NH PTI Director serves as Chair NH’s PTI is a member of the ICC and NH PTI Director serves as Chair Results for Families Family perspective and family input is always part of the discussion Family perspective and family input is always part of the discussion

8 Collaboration: Gaining Family Input for OSEP Verification Visit Part C Office prepared survey materials and state office mailed information to ESS programs Part C Office prepared survey materials and state office mailed information to ESS programs ESS programs distributed to families with self-addressed stamped envelope ESS programs distributed to families with self-addressed stamped envelope PTI aggregated the data and provided summary results to OSEP, families, and the Part C Office PTI aggregated the data and provided summary results to OSEP, families, and the Part C Office Results for Families Families provide meaningful input to OSEP Families provide meaningful input to OSEP

9 NH’s PTI and Part C Office: Continuing the Collaboration Involving families in Child Outcomes Target Setting Involving families in Child Outcomes Target Setting Use families as co-trainers in staff orientation programs Use families as co-trainers in staff orientation programs ARRA funding ARRA funding

10 For more information… Michelle Lewis – ext. 14


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