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December 2012 Coordinator Meeting - Webinar. December 5, 2012 8:30-12:00 Presenters: Diane Alexander , Doug Bowman, Marcia Boswell-Carney, Kelly Jorgensen, Peggy Miksch, Sarah Walters, Connie Zienkewicz. Welcome!.

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December 2012 coordinator meeting webinar

December 2012 Coordinator Meeting - Webinar

December 5, 2012

8:30-12:00

Presenters: Diane Alexander, Doug Bowman, Marcia Boswell-Carney, Kelly Jorgensen, Peggy Miksch, Sarah Walters, Connie Zienkewicz


Welcome
Welcome!

"A snowflake is one of God's most fragile creations, but look what they can do when they stick together!"


Agenda
Agenda

  • Families Together Outreach

  • Database Update

  • OWS Information

  • Break

  • Legislative Update

  • KDHE Updates


Objectives
Objectives:

Participants will:

  • Learn about services offered through Families Together

  • Hear about updates regarding Kansas Infant Toddler Services

  • Be introduced to the Electronic Referral System for Part BReferrals

  • Get a report about legislative updates

  • Learn about a new resource being developed for New Coordinators in Kansas


"Encouraging, Educating & Empowering"Assisting Kansas parents and their sons and daughters who have disabilities.

Connie Zienkewicz


Outreach to the nicus and picus in wichita
Outreach to the NICUs and PICUs in Wichita

New grant funding

to Families Together

from the Lattner Family Foundation


Families together services
Families Together Services

Since 1982

Regional Offices

PTI, F2F, KS-IT, PSN, etc.

all serve IT populations

Staff are parents

Work with IT to train Child Advocates

Parent to Parent


History of work with nicus
History of work with NICUs

Family to Family Staff contacts with ViaChristi

Request from Wesley Hospital

Weekly consultations available upon request

CareING notebooks

(Care Individual Needs Guide)


Content of visits
Content of Visits

Info posted at Entrances to PICU/NICU

Nurses take requests from Families who would like to visit with a Families Together staff member.

Parent – to – Parent matches

offered

Notebooks

Referrals to services


Community
Community

Families from towns in rural

communities

Community connections to

support and services

Confidential help from a

family member of a child

with special health care needs


New grant
New Grant

LattnerFamily Foundation – one year support

Families Together will hire a bi-lingual staff member for .5 FTE

More time to spend at hospitals

More time to help families

by phone or in person after

discharge

Money for printing needed

materials


Database update
Database Update

  • Marking Database Ready

  • SAR Changes

  • Compliance Actions for 2012

  • APR Indicators for FFY 2011 (7/1/2011 to 6/30/2012)

  • Electronic Referral System for LEA/SEA

  • Web-based Reminder



Sar changes
SAR Changes

  • Updated to reflect changes in Regulations

  • Read through these changes before writing the SAR

  • Don’t just repeat the same information / cut and paste each reporting period.

  • Use new form – Old forms will NOT be accepted


Electronic referral system for lea sea
Electronic Referral System for LEA/SEA

  • New Requirement to make referral to SEA

  • MUST enter data within 2 weeks for the action occurring

  • This system will be used for measuring compliance


Remember
Remember!

The Desktop system for the ITS database will go away at the end of the day on December 31, 2012!


Exiting a child from the ows system

OWS – Not OWLS

Exiting a Child from the OWS System

  • When you lose contact with a child/family

  • Summer birthdays.


Kits overview of eco resources
KITS – Overview of ECO Resources

Kansas Early Childhood Outcomes Information

http://www.kskits.org/ta/ECOOutcomes/Index.shtml


Break
Break

See you in 15 minutes!


Good to know
Good to Know!

In the past 12 months, 8,483 children, birth through age two, received developmental screening and services through Part C Infant Toddler Services. This is an 11.4% increase over the previous 12 months.


Legislative Update

2012

Doug Bowman


Kansas its fall 2012 compliance actions
Kansas ITS Fall 2012 Compliance Actions

Actions were taken generally on Federal Compliance Indicators 1, 7, 8 (parts b and c), and 14.

Finding and Release letters 12 (11 sent in 2011)

Corrective Action Plan letters 3 (9 sent in 2011)

Mixed Letters 6 (15 sent in 2011)

(Finding and Release on one Indicator, Corrective Action Plan on another)

Congratulatory letter (no findings) 16 (2 sent in 2011)


Kdhe updates
KDHE Updates

  • New Coordinator Training

  • Technology Stipend

  • Yearly Audits

  • APR

  • Procedure Manual

  • State Regulations

  • IFSPalooza



Technology stipend
Technology Stipend

  • $55,000 to put toward Stipends

  • Decision Making Process

    • Completeness /Quality

    • Removed items that were consumables (wifi, ink, flash drives etc…)

    • Looked at the a % of the number of children served by individual programs compared to those who asked for funding.

    • Funded a minimum of $2,500 or what was asked for, whichever was less.


Technology stipend1
Technology Stipend

  • Letter Outlining:

  • Allowable uses of the funds

  • Information about providing inventory to KDHE



Annual performance report to osep
Annual Performance Report to OSEP

  • Due February, 2013

  • Lots of improvement over last year

  • Review by SICC

  • If you would like to review contact Marcia



Kansas its fall 2012 compliance actions1
Kansas ITS Fall 2012 Compliance Actions

Actions were taken generally on Federal Compliance Indicators 1, 7, 8 (parts b and c), and 14.

Finding and Release letters 12 (11 sent in 2011)

Corrective Action Plan letters 3 (9 sent in 2011)

Mixed Letters 6 (15 sent in 2011)

(Finding and Release on one Indicator, Corrective Action Plan on another)

Congratulatory letter (no findings) 16 (2 sent in 2011)


Procedure manual state regulations
Procedure ManualState Regulations

Coming Soon!


Palooza an all out crazy party partying at one place with a ton of people like there s no tomorrow
Palooza:an all-out crazy party; partying at one place with a ton of people like there's no tomorrow


Get ready to party on down at the ifspalooza
Get ready to party on down at the IFSPalooza!

February 27, 2013

Wichita Marriott


Good bye
Good Bye

The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.


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