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Orientation

The Welcome to Early Supports & Services (ESS) orientation provides the basic information needed to be a service coordinator in the NH Part C of IDEA program in NH known as "Family Centered Early Supports and Services". It also introduces the participant to the concepts upon which the ESS program is based: family centeredness, the provision of services in natural environments, eligibility determination, the IFSP development process, and the transition process out of ESS when the child turns 3 years of age. Completion of orientation is required for all ESS Service Providers, ESS Service Coordinators, and AA ESS Intake Coordinators. Other interested persons including family members and students are invited to participate if they would like.
In order to satisfactorily complete the orientation, the participants must:

  1. Complete each of the modules and their quiz listed below prior to the orientation.
  2. Ask their supervisor to sign-off on the “Supervisor Sign-Off” sheet attached below. The Supervisor Sign-Off” sheet must be forwarded to the orientation coordinator prior to the orientation day to assure that the participant will receive a completion certificate. A completion certificate will be provided upon completion of an evaluation survey sent electronically following the session.
  3. Attend the entire 1 day Orientation Session.

The orientation is just one day and scheduled for the following dates: Tuesday, October 7, 2014; Thursday, January 29, 2015; Tuesday, February 10, 2015 (snow date for January 29th); and Thursday, May 7, 2015. To register, please contact the Orientation Coordinator: Pam Miller Sallet.

Study Modules

History

Accountability

Eligibility Determination

Family Centered Services

IFSP Development

Transition

Service Coordination

Resources

Programs and Agencies Providing Statewide Services

  • NH Family Voices, a statewide family to family health support organization, (see “Maneuvering Through the Maze” under publications for an extensive list of resources)
  • Family Resource Connection at the NH State Library, resources and referral for child and family services and concerns
  • Parent Information Center, helps parents support their children’s success in school and in life (see “special education” and “PIRC literacy resources”)
  • MICE Program (Multi-sensory Intervention through Consultation and Education) a statewide program providing educational and developmental services to sensory (vision and hearing) impaired infants, ages birth to three years
  • Special Medical Services, a statewide program providing supports and services to children with special health care needs, including feeding/swallowing/nutrition services, child developmental evaluation clinics, neuro-motor clinics
  • Early Education and Intervention Network of NH (EEIN), a statewide membership organization that promotes professional development of individuals serving young children with special needs, including the “Mentorship Program”
  • NH Child Care Resource and Referral Network, a statewide organization that promotes the quality and availability of child care for NH families
  • NH Association of Infant Mental Health, a statewide organization that disseminates information and provides education about research and evidence-informed practices to strengthen collaborative efforts in support of families with infants and young children

 

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