Parent Contact Update: Family Rights- Parent Advisory Councils- Eligibility Evaluations!

Parent Contact Update - August 2016

Did you know...

that as the parent or guardian of a child receiving early intervention services, you have rights and safeguards in place to protect your child and family's interests? The Notice of Family Rights and Procedural Safeguards outline these and can be found on the EIPLP website here . If you have questions about your rights in early intervention, please talk to your service coordinator, Program Director, or contact Mary Dennehy-Colorusso, from the 
Office of Family Rights and Due Process, at 
978-851-7261 x 1994016 or 

Did you know...

there are Parent Advisory Councils  (PAC) in Early Intervention, just like there are in Special Education (called a SEPAC)? A PAC is a group of parents of children receiving EI services (or recent EI graduates), that meets with the Program Director (or another staff liaison) regularly to provide parent input. 

For information on Parent Advisory Councils beyond EI, including guidance from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, visit the
MassPAC  section of the Federation for Children with Special Needs (FCSN) website. You can reach the FCSN at 800-311-0688 or by sending an email to

Did you know... ?
An eligibility evaluation is the process of determining a child's initial and ongoing eligibility for EI services through a review of information related to eligibility criteria and the administration of a DPH approved tool. 
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