Parent Contact Update
-September 2017-
 
In September of each year, the Department of Public Health requests that all EI Programs provide specific information through an annual report.  Parent Contact information is included in the data collected. 
Did you know...

the MA Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC) is a federally mandated statewide inter-agency group that advises and assists the Department of Public Health on early intervention?  This group has an annual retreat to get stakeholders (including parents, providers, and state agencies) together and plan for the upcoming year. This years theme is "Innovation, Passion and Leadership- Re-energize the work and Sustain and Grow our Leadership" and will include a keynote from Tom Sannicandro, who is a parent of an adult son with Down Syndrome and the Director for the Institute for Community Inclusion. All of this is  happening on September 14 at the Best Western in Marlboro. If you have wanted to learn more about the ICC, this is a GREAT opportunity! You can register to attend using  this form  by Monday, September 11. Parents who attend ICC events do receive reimbursement. If you have any questions, c ontact Liz Cox at 413-586-7525 x 3116 or  Liz.Cox@state.ma.us
Did you know...

the EIPLP wants to know what you have been up to? So do other families in early intervention! If you have recently attended or participated in an event related to EI at a program, regional, state or national level, we would love to feature your experience in an upcoming issue of The Parent Perspective newsletter. 

For tips on submitting an article, check out this template https://eiplp.org/parent-perspective-article-template/  and contact our Media Coordinator, Kris Martone-Levine at kris.levine@state.ma.us or 978-851-7261 x 4057.
Did you know...

there is an app called "Let's Play" that was developed to help parents support young children's early learning? The activities suggested are sorted by age range and  routine , and are filled with suggestions from the early childhood experts at Zero To Three. This free app is available for both Apple and Android devices. 
Did you know...?

Informed Clinical Opinion  is decision making that uses the individual and collective knowledge of EI Specialists through information gathering.
  
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.