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Statewide Early Intervention Virtual Meeting

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Please contact Molly Fleming, NYSACHO Senior Program Manager with any questions:

Statewide Early Intervention Agenda 

Day 1 – October 19th, 2022

  • 9:30 am: Meeting Opens
    • 9:45 - 10:00 am: Welcome
      • 10:00 - 12:00 pm: Healthy and Equitable Communities Training w/ Institute for Public Health Innovation
        • 12:00 - 12:30 pm: Lunch
          • 12:30 - 1:00 pm: BEI General Updates w/ BEI
            • 1:00 - 2:15 pm: EI Hub w/ BEI & PCG
              • 2:15 - 2:30 pm: Break
                • 2:30 - 3:15 pm: Ramirez June Initiative & Connecting with Office for New Americans Services w/ Cynthia Steward, MS, Ramirez June Developmental Disabilities Navigator for the NYS Office for New Americans
                  • Objectives:
                  • Learn about free services for new Americans in NYS from the NYS Office for New Americans
                    • Understand the goals of the ONA Ramirez June Initiative to expand access to developmental disability services for new Americans.
                    • 3:15 - 3:30 pm: Wrap Up

                      Day 2 – October 20th, 2022

                      • 9:00 am: Meeting Opens
                        • 9:25 - 9:30 am: Opening Remarks Day 2
                          • 9:30 - 10:45 am: Panel on the COVID-19 Pandemic's Impact on EI Service Delivery and Children with Disabilities w/ TBD
                            • 10:45 - 11:00 am: Break - Mindfulness Exercise w/ Melinda Lippert, Senior Program Manager, NYSACHO
                              • 11:00 - 12:00 pm: BEI TA Unit Updates & Telehealth Best Practices Presentation w/ BEI
                                • 12:00 - 12:30 pm: Lunch
                                  • 12:30 - 1:15 pm: RISE Up: Interprofessional Programming that Strengthens and Diversify the Early Childhood Workforce w/ Susan Strum, PhD, Associate Professor and Program Director of Graduate Inclusive Early Childhood & Childhood Education Programs; & Lisa Hiley, PhD, CCC-SLP, Associate Professor, Coordinator of the Developing Child & Families Minor in Communication Sciences & Disorders; Rochester Scholars for Early Intervention, Nazareth College
                                    • Objectives:
                                    • Participants will describe a holistic interprofessional model designed to develop graduate students’ specialty knowledge and skills in early intervention in order to be a strong advocate for young children and their families
                                    • Participants will use data and current literature to articulate the need to strengthen and diversify the early childhood workforce
                                    • Participants will detail key strategies to establish, maintain, and enhance interprofessional and community-partnerships necessary to collectively address workforce shortages.
                                  • 1:15 - 2:00 pm: EI Provider Promotion Campaign w/ BEI
                                    • 2:00 - 2:15 pm: Break
                                      • 2:15 - 3:15 pm: How Early Intervention Programs Can Address Social-Emotional and Mental Health Needs of Children and Families: Post-COVID w/ Debbie Cheatham, RN, MS, DNP, Senior Policy Technical Assistance Specialist, ZERO to THREE; & Andy Gomm, MSW, Consultant, Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center
                                        • 3:15 - 3:30 pm: Closing Remarks
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