IEIC

Region 10 Help Me Grow Interagency Early Intervention Committee (IEIC)

Meetings:
Quarterly meetings are held (minimum frequency)
1st Q:  Summer July-September
2nd Q:  Fall October-December
3rd Q:  Winter January-March
4th Q:  Spring April-June

The dates for the Region 10 IEIC 2013-14 meetings are:

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

All meetings will be in the ZED conference room and will begin at 12:30

Maintain documents:
Local Primary Agency will maintain IEIC documents. Examples of documents include Operating Procedures, Work Plan, meeting minutes, fiscal host, membership rosters, meeting sign-in sheets, and other documents as identified.

Website posting:
Minutes, agendas, etc., need to be on a website. The Centers of Excellence for Young Children with Disabilities Project website is currently being created (Phase 1 will not be available until October 2011) and has the capacity to include information for each Regional IEIC, which would ensure consistency.  Meeting minutes, decisions and regional Committee work could be placed on the website to make information available to other stakeholders and interested parties. It can be linked to HELP ME GROW. There could be an interactive map and a link from HELP ME GROW to the Regional IEIC’s. MN Parents Know website needs to be made more “user friendly” for use with HELP ME GROW.

Membership (Click to see the list)

Mandated Sector Membership Representation:
Health

Education
County Human Services
County Board
School Board
Early Childhood Family Education Programs
Head Start
Parents Of Young Children With Disabilities Under Age 12
Child Care Resource & Referral
School Readiness Programs
Current Service Providers

Additional representatives from:
Private agencies
Public agencies
School nurses
Other members to be identified by the new Region 10 Help Me Grow IEIC.

Ex Officio:
MDE designee, Joan Lee- MDH,
COE staff- Naomi Olson, Jill Harves,
Christian Wernau-RLIF (rep. of fiscal host and LPA)
Rebecca Tennis Hanson – Regional IEIC Facilitator

Recruitment/ selection of members:
Determined by the Region 10 Help Me Grow IEIC.

Chair and co-chair:
Chair – Mark Krug
Co-Chair
Note Taker

Meeting Facilitator:
The chair/co-chair-elect will be responsible to facilitate the Region 10 Help Me Grow IEIC meetings.

Other officers:
ICC Representatives (2)

Minnesota Help Me Grow

 While all young children grow and change at their own rate, some children experience delays in their development. Special health conditions may affect children’s development, too. Accessing early intervention services as early as possible will ensure the best developmental outcomes for these children.

Minnesota’s early intervention system - Help Me Grow - includes two programs for eligible children. Help Me Grow: Infant and Toddler Intervention are special services and supports for children birth through age two and their families. Help Me Grow: Preschool Special Educationis for eligible children ages three to five years. Minnesota children eligible for Help Me Grow can receive services in their home, child care setting or school. Help Me Grow services are free to eligible families regardless of income or immigrant status.

Early childhood specialists will work with eligible children and families to plan the services and supports they need. These may include:

  • Special instruction and other services, such as speech, physical and occupational therapy;
  • Ways that a family can support their child’s development at home; and
  • Connections to community services and programs.

Help Me Grow one pager

Talk with Me-Revised

A resource guide for speech-language pathologists and educators working with linguistically diverse young children and their families

The purpose of Talk with M-Revised is to provide professionals with easy access to updated resources that will help them serve young culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students and their families more effectively. Much has changed since the original resource was published in 2002. Advances in technology have changed how people access and share resources, more information related to CLD children has become available and new requirements (i.e., early childhood outcomes – ECOs) have been instituted. In addition, professionals throughout the state who have used the first Talk with Me have provided feedback regarding what information has been and would be most useful to them in their practice.

As a result, Talk with Me-Revised has been designed to be a dynamic, online resource that is “user friendly” and practical. Accessible through the Minnesota Department of Education’s Website, it will allow users not only to view and download information but to link to other recommended resources on the Web as well. More information that is relevant to Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) teachers and general early childhood teachers has been added. New topics addressed in Talk with Me-Revised include ECSE evaluations, early childhood screening, professional development opportunities, selective mutism, cultural competence, biliteracy, ongoing progress monitoring and decision making regarding language immersion programs and children with identified special education needs.


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Region 10 Events
  • Events on April 16, 2014
    • ASD Network Mtg

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 2:20 pm, April 16, 2014

      Location: Austin

    • Topic: Take a Tour: Learn About Universal Design for Learning

      Starts: 5:00 pm

      Ends: 5:50 pm, April 16, 2014

      Location: Register at: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/646256738

      Description: Description: Do you want to learn more about UDL? In this webinar patrons will navigate through

      questions and resources. We will build background knowledge of the UDL framework, learn how to

      apply UDL to your instructional practice, and make connections between UDL and other frameworks and

      initiatives.

      Date: April 16, 2014

      Time: 5:00pm-5:30pm EST

      Presenters: Jeff McCormick

      Hosted by: OCALI

  • Events on April 17, 2014
    • Topic: Data Review – Will This AT Be Appropriate Next Year?

      Starts: 5:00 pm

      Ends: 5:50 pm, April 17, 2014

      Location: Register at: http://mits.cenmi.org/

      Description: Description: Now that the year is wrapping up, it’s time to review the data that’s been gathered around

      the impact the AT had for each student this year. Has progress been made in the areas that were difficult

      or impossible? Did the AT that was implemented this year make a significant difference for a student?

      Will it be functional for next years’ educational expectations? This webinar will look at what to do with

      data gathered over the course of this past school year and what steps need to be taken for AT to be in

      place for the student in the fall.

      Date: April 17, 2014

      Time: 5:00pm-5:30pm

      Presenter: Laura Taylor

      Hosted by: MITS

  • Events on May 2, 2014
    • PHD Network Mtg

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 2:20 pm, May 2, 2014

      Location: ZED

  • Events on May 7, 2014
    • MASE Best Practices

      Starts: 12:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 am, May 10, 2014

      Location: Craguns

    • DHH Network Mtg

      Starts: 1:00 pm

      Ends: 3:20 pm, May 7, 2014

      Location: Best Western Soldiers Field

  • Events on May 8, 2014
    • Coordinator Meeting

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 11:50 am, May 8, 2014

      Location: ZED

  • Events on May 9, 2014
    • Director Meeting

      Starts: 8:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 pm, May 9, 2014

      Location: ZED

    • AT Network Mtg

      Starts: 12:30 pm

      Ends: 3:20 pm, May 9, 2014

      Location: ZED

  • Events on May 13, 2014
    • CoE PDF Monthly Meeting

      Starts: 12:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 am, May 14, 2014

      Location: Metro ECSU