Host: Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR)

Date: February 6, 2018

Summary:

Connecting families to information and resources about their children’s development are essential components of both Parent Centers and Act Early Ambassadors. This webinar highlights the mission and the scope of the work of the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) Act Early Ambassadors and the mission and scope of the Parent Centers funded by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) at the U.S. Department of Education. The objectives of the webinar are:

  • To foster collaboration between the Act Early Ambassadors and Parent Centers across the U.S. and territories;
  • To promote the awareness and tracking of developmental milestones for young children, by sharing Act Early program materials;
  • To connect Act Early Ambassadors to the wealth of resources for families available at parentcenterhub.org and through the Parent Centers in their states; and,
  • To encourage ongoing, parent-engaged, developmental monitoring and early screening when concerns are identified in young children, so children and families can get the services and support they need as early as possible.

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Presenters:

Carmen Sánchez | USED Office of Special Education Programs, Research to Practice

Julia Abercrombie | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities

Deepa Srinivasavaradan | New Jersey Act Early Ambassador

Diana Autin | Executive Co-Director, SPAN Parent Advocacy Network

Debra Sarmento | California Act Early Ambassador

Kelly Young | WarmLine Family Resource Center

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Download the Webinar’s Slideshow Presentations

Given the number of presenters who shared information about their programs and collaborations, there are 6 separate PowerPoint presentations used in the webinar. (Combining them into one file would have resulted into a GIGANTIC file difficult to download and view.) Download the presentation(s) of your choice, below.

Introduction and Welcome | Debra Jennings

Overview of Parent Center Program | Carmen Sánchez

Overview of Learn the Signs and Ambassador Network | Julie Abercrombie

How Parent Centers and Ambassadors Can Work Together: Two Examples | Carmen Sánchez

New Jersey Collaboration | Deepa Srinivasavaradan and Diana Autin

California Collaboration | Debra Sarmento and Kelly Young

Concluding Remarks (Questions and Answers chat, Suggestions for Other States, Thank You’s, and Evaluation

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Download PDFs of the Webinar’s Slideshow Presentations

Given the number of presenters who shared information about their programs and collaborations, there are 6 separate PDFs. Download the PDF(s) of your choice, below.

PDF of Introduction and Welcome | Debra Jennings

PDF of Overview of Parent Center Program | Carmen Sánchez

PDF of Overview of Learn the Signs and Ambassador Network | Julie Abercrombie

How Parent Centers and Ambassadors Can Work Together: Two Examples | Carmen Sánchez

PDF of New Jersey Collaboration | Deepa Srinivasavaradan and Diana Autin

PDF of California Collaboration | Debra Sarmento and Kelly Young

PDF of Concluding Remarks (Questions and Answers chat, Suggestions for Other States, Thank You’s, and Evaluation

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Additional Resources

Many high-quality resources were mentioned during this webinar. You may find the links below to those resources helpful in developing or building upon partnerships between Parent Centers and the Act Early Ambassadors in your state.

Act Early Website | The wealth of materials available from the Act Early website of the CDC is extraordinary. You are encouraged to download any and all of the materials and share them far and wide, in support of identifying delays or disabilities in young children as early as possible. These materials are also extremely useful in connecting families of young children with the services and supports available in their community.

Act Early Ambassadors | Identify the Act Early Ambassador for your state, using this contact list.

Parent Centers | Identify the Parent Center(s) for your state, using this contact list.

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