Parent Contact Update
-November 2018-
 
Each month, Parent Contacts receive these updates. 
Please feel free to share this information with your service coordinator and other families you know in your EI Program!
Did you know...

that as a Parent Contact you are able to attend the annual MEIC Conference at NO direct cost? This includes your conference registration, meals, and overnight at the hotel. Please save May 6 & 7 for this incredible event! The EIPLP supports parents/caregivers from each of the 60 MA EI Programs to attend. Stay tuned for details as we get closer, including family only events at the conference and how to register. In the mean time, check out photos from last years conference on our Facebook page!
Did you know...

The EIPLP is hosting another Coffee and Conversation event? This is a great low-key chance to get together with other Parent Contacts, network, and learn a little more about family involvement in the  MA EI System. 

Meet us at the Thom Springfield EI Program, at 1506A Bicentennial Highway in Springfield, on Thursday November 15. We will be there with coffee and snacks from 10a-12p. Let Liz know if you are coming by emailing or calling 413-586-7525 x 3116. This meet up is open to Parent Contacts and Parent Liaisons from all over the state. 

Did you know...

the  Federation for Children with Special Needs  is a great resource for families? They are the Parent Training Information Center for Massachusetts, and offer a number of conferences, workshops, and learning opportunities for families. Many of their workshops are free for families to attend! Check out their website fcsn.org or call 800-331-0688 to learn more about their offerings.

Did you know...?

Culture is all the unique features of a family's structure and includes routines, activities, beliefs, race, ethnicity, and community. 
  
We love that you are here!

Parent Contacts are an important part of the Massachusetts Early Intervention System. Parent Contacts are parents and guardians of children currently receiving EI services who volunteer to receive information from the EIPLP and share it with other families. If your child is no longer receiving services, or you no longer wish to be the Parent Contact for your EI program, please let us know by calling 
1-877-353-4757 or emailing eiplp@live.com so that we can identify another family from your program.