New Directors’ Academy September 8, 2004. The ABC’s of 619 Preschool Services Three and Four Year Olds with Developmental Delays. Harriet Forman, Preschool Special Education Consultant, Public Education Department Judy Kimmel, Coordinator, NM Early Childhood Transition Initiative
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The ABC’s of 619
Three and Four Year Olds with Developmental Delays
Harriet Forman, Preschool Special Education Consultant, Public Education Department
Judy Kimmel, Coordinator, NM Early Childhood Transition Initiative
Sophie Bertrand, Training and Development Consultant, Preschool Network
Michele Stanley, Coordinator, Project DreamCatchers, Parents Reaching OutPresenters/Resource People
We believe that serving children in the Least Restrictive Environment will help us achieve this: by giving our children access to the regular education curriculum, alongside their typically developing peers.
Separate schooling…occurs only if the nature or severity…is such that education in regular classes with the use of supplementary aids and services cannot be achieved satisfactorily
>complete the year with the early intervention provider or
> Start receiving services from the LEA the first day of school
Uninterrupted Services Public Education Department
EI services on IFSP are available and provided until first day of services by receiving agency
IEP in place at least 15 days prior to transition
Services & supports begin on the date specified on the IEP
Interagency planning process with family centered practices is evident.
Mutually developed policies & procedures
Formalized systems of communication and
information sharingSmooth Means:
Families informed of all options and rights Public Education Department
Transition planning initiated at least 6 months prior as evidenced by identified transition steps in the IFSP
90 Day Conference occurs and includes participation of Part B and other relevant parties
High Level Of Satisfaction
A demonstrated high level of satisfaction related to the experience of transitioning from one system to another
Receiving agency(ies)Effective Means:
SAVE THE DATE Public Education Department
NOVEMBER 4, 2004
Science & Technology Park
Rotunda Conference Room
801 University Blvd. SE
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