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The EI/R webinar on the Self-Assessment Guide was a success!
Early Identification and Referral
Thanks to those who were able to join the EI/R webinar on Oct 7th on the Self-Assessment Guide. Jennie Mascheck (MO), Emma Nelson (VT) and Rebecca Obold-Geary (KS) did a wonderful job of explaining the process that each of them went through to complete the guide and the lessons they learned as a result of the process. As I listened to each of them share their experiences, what struck me most is that each state completed it in a different way. In Missouri, they had a few folks complete sections independently and then they met to discuss results. In Vermont, Emma completed the guide by herself and reached out to folks as needed to get her questions answered. In Kansas, Rebecca met with her co-worker to complete the guide as a pair. In the end, each state wound up with important findings that guided their work to a targeted system for creating their Action Plan. To watch the recorded webinar please go to: https://nationaldb.org/library/page/2558.
I encourage all the state deaf-blind projects to look at the newly designed EI/R group home page and open the Self-Assessment Guide to see how the new Child Count numbers affect your targeted needs. Then, please join us for a follow-up drop-in call on Wednesday, October 21st at 11 PT/ 1 CT/ 2 ET where you can get any follow-up questions answered related to completing the Self-Assessment guide.
The next EI/R webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, October 28th at 11 PT/ 1 CT/ 2 ET. Jennie, Rebecca and Emma will be back to share about step 2 in the EI/R process- Action Planning. Now that you've heard about how they completed the Self-Assessment Guide, join them to hear about how they translated the results into a comprehensive action plan that was tied to evidence based practices and learn about their increases in child find outcomes. There will also be a question and answer time at the end to allow you to ask state specific questions.
Watch for reminders and announcements about the upcoming webinars taking place in this series. You will find information here in our initiative group space at https://nationaldb.org/events/detail/0/817 and also in the News and Events section of this group and on the NCDB main website home page.
Let the sharing continue...