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  1. Allegany County Birth through Five System of Services Sheree Witt Director of Special Education and Student Services Debra Metheny Administrative Coordinator Birth through Grade 3 Natalie Tenaglio Infant and Toddler Coordinator

  2. Infrastructure • Management Reorganization • Added 1 new administrative position • Moved Infant and Toddler program into Central Office • Staff Configuration • 258 children served birth to 5 (93 children 0-3, 24 children Extended, 141 children 3-5) on 10/29/10. • 11 service coordinators • Added 2 FTE split across multiple positions • 60 service providers • Home based, School based, Contracted services

  3. Extended IFSP Options Family Choice

  4. Location of Services Preschool Special Education classroom 18% / 7 students Community based programs 42% / 17 students Home 40% / 16 students Of the forty children receiving services on an Extended IFSP, 82% receive services in the natural environment (home / community based)

  5. Location of Services for 3 year olds with an IEP In Regular childhood program less than 40% 4 students Home 7 students In Regular childhood program 40 - 79% 1 student In Regular childhood program > 80% 8 students

  6. Service Delivery Models IEP Extended IFSP • Home based • Community Settings • Head Start • Judy Center • Public School Prekindergarten and Multi-age • Private Preschool • Child Care Centers/Family Child Care • Public Library Toddler Time • Public School Special Education Classrooms

  7. Summer Services • ACPS is partnering with the Judy Center to provide a community based setting for children on the Extended Option and 3 – 5 year old students with an IEP receiving ESY. • ACPS - Part B Local ESY funds • Judy Center – Judy Center grant funds

  8. Funding Streams OTHER FEDERAL FUNDS (Including federal grant funds) 41% FEDERAL PART C & PART B 13% LOCAL GOVERNMENT (including public agency resources) 11% MEDICAL ASSISTANCE 1% LOCAL GOVERNMENT (including public agency resources) 73%

  9. Professional Development Orientation & Follow-up (3 sessions) Service Providers (7 sessions) Service Coordinators (3 sessions) Service Providers (2 sessions) Local Professional Development (5 sessions) (2 sessions)

  10. Programmatic Impact School Readiness Data Substantial Progress Among Children with Disabilities 60% of children with disabilities are fully school-ready in 2010-2011, a 21-point gain from 2001-2002. 11% of kindergarteners are children with disabilities. Source: Maryland State Department of Education

  11. Programmatic Impact Outcome Data

  12. Programmatic Impact ECAS Data

  13. Programmatic Impact Parent Survey Data

  14. Continuation Beyond ARRA • ARRA funds • Staff Development • Equipment- Lap tops for Online IFSP • Materials • Contracted Nursing Services • Salary for one service coordinator • Sustainable System of Service Delivery • Nursing services will be paid with grant funds or MA • Service Coordinator slot will be locally funded

  15. Challenges and Solutions • Learning Curve for staff • Ongoing staff development • Amount of Change at once • Shared vision • Coordination • Collaboration • Communication • General education support