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Mt. Hood Early Head Start and Head Start Disability Services :

Mt. Hood Early Head Start and Head Start Disability Services Traci Mitchel, Disabilities Manager

Types of Disability Referrals:

Disabilities Manager observation of a specific child for strategies and recommendations Disabilities Manager observation of a classroom for recommendations to support children with disabilities Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education Referral to LEA (MECP) Types of Disability Referrals

Entering a Disability Referral in ChildPlus.net:

Enter the referral as an Event in ChildPlus.net under the Family Services tab. Refer to the Specialist/Consultant Referral Procedure and Script on www.box.com Answer the referral questions in Event Notes Entering a Disability Referral in ChildPlus.net

ChildPlus.net screen shot: Referral for Disabilities Manager observation of a specific child:

ChildPlus.net screen shot: Referral for Disabilities Manager observation of a specific child

Referral for Disabilities Manager Classroom Observation:

Education Site Manager will send an email to the Disabilities Manager to include the following information: Brief description of the concerns Best day or time of the day to observe the concerns How does the ESM want the information presented to the classroom staff Referral for Disabilities Manager Classroom Observation

ChildPlus.net screen shot: Referral for Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education to LEA:

ChildPlus.net screen shot: Referral for Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education to LEA

Definitions:

Definitions Both mandated by federal and state laws Both provided at no cost for eligible students EI- Early Intervention Provides services to children birth to age 3 with developmental delays or at risk of delay ECSE- Early Childhood Special Education Provides services to children age 3 to 5 with developmental delays

Commonly Used Terminology in EI/ECSE:

ADA- Americans with Disabilities Act IDEA- Individuals with Disabilities Act LEA- Local Education Agency EI- Early Intervention ECSE- Early Childhood Special Education LRE- Least Restrictive Environment IFSP- Individual Family Service Plan Commonly Used Terminology in EI/ECSE

Commonly Used Terminology in EI/ECSE (continued):

Related Services OT- Occupational Therapy/Therapist PT- Physical Therapy/Therapist SLP- Speech Language Pathologist Commonly Used Terminology in EI/ECSE (continued)

EI/ECSE Referral/Eligibility Flowchart:

EI/ECSE Referral/Eligibility Flowchart Continue Ongoing Monitoring

Early Intervention Referral Timeline:

Early Intervention Referral Timeline Referral to implementation of EI services 45 calendar days

Early Childhood Special Education Referral Timeline:

Early Childhood Special Education Referral Timeline Referral to Implementation of ECSE services 60 school days from the date the parent gives written consent for an evaluation or 30 calendar days from the date of eligibility to implementation of the IFSP

Changes the way special education services are provided. :

Changes the way special education services are provided.

Children who are eligible for special education services may be served by EI/ECSE Service Providers and Head Start Staff in their classroom or home :

Children who are eligible for special education services may be served by EI/ECSE Service Providers and Head Start Staff in their classroom or home

COLLABORATIVE CONSULTATION:

Relationship-based service delivery model in which the consultant (MECP) and consultee (Head Start), work together with a family and/or child to address areas of concern, or a common goal. COLLABORATIVE CONSULTATION

Consultation in an inclusive environment:

Consultation in an inclusive environment Consultant role is to ensure Accommodations are made so children have access to environment Participation is supported so children are engaged in activities Reciprocal relationships with peers are facilitated Specialized instruction on IFSP goals is provided by all MECP and Head Start staff

Concepts that Make Inclusion Work :

Concepts that Make Inclusion Work

Accommodation:

Accommodation Changing the environment to meet the needs of the children being served instead of expecting or waiting for the children to change before they can participate in the environment.

Partial participation:

Partial participation Recognizing that all children have different levels of ability and participate in activities in different ways.

Reciprocity:

Reciprocity Everyone has something to offer. Each child is expected to make a contribution. Children with disabilities can participate in give and take relationships.

Embedded instruction:

Embedded instruction Instruction on a child’s IFSP objective is implemented in the context of ongoing, naturally occurring activities and routines.

QUESTONS?:

Contact Traci Mitchel with questions regarding Disability Referrals and EI/ECSE services through MECP. Traci.mitchel@mhcc.edu 503-491-6118 QUESTONS?

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