In June the ECCS Team had the opportunity to present at a developmental screening webinar with ECCS state advisory team member, Cynthia Stewart from the NYS Office for New Americans, hosted in partnership with the NYS Department of Health and the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance. In addition, Melissa Passarelli, the Director of Programs at Docs for Tots, and Lea Passage, the Early Childhood/Population Health Project Coordinator at UBMD Pediatrics, presented on strategies for identifying developmental delays based on their success with this in ECCS communities. The webinar provided an overview of developmental screenings, brought awareness to the positive outcomes associated with developmental screenings, stressed the importance of improving referrals to early intervention, and incorporated best practices for developmental screenings into pediatric practices.
The 71 participants registered for the webinar included county early intervention employees, public health professionals, service coordinators, nurses, social services representatives, doctors, legal service coordinators, health coordinators, and family support staff. The webinar was a great way to collaborate with our state partners and we look forward to more opportunities like this in the future.