Below you will find resources related to Child and Family Connections.
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The purpose of the Child and Family Connections (CFC) Procedure Manual is to assist CFC staff with the procedural operations of the statewide Early Intervention Services System and in the performance of day-to-day activities. Procedures are provided for such activities as referral, intake, eligibility determination, service plan development and monitoring the implementation of service plans.
Related: IDHS for Early Intervention Providers page provides important information regarding updates, reporting and public hearing notices related to CFC Procedure Manual and Part C. Also, the IDHS Publications for Public Awareness page which houses many of the publications used in Early Intervention.
CFC Support Services consist of four subgroups: Social-Emotional Component, Pediatric Consultative Services, Parent Liaison Activities, and Local Interagency Council Coordination.
Developed by the Early Intervention Training Program (EITP), the intention of this resource package is to further support early intervention professionals’ knowledge and utilization of the federally mandated Child Outcomes Summary (COS) process. This tool was developed and adapted from the Child Outcomes Summary – Team Collaboration (COS-TC) Toolkit. Additionally, many resources from the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA) and The Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy) Center are included in this package. To learn more about Child Outcomes, please visit our Child Outcomes resource page.
This document provides a visual overview of the family's journey in the EI system, as well as descriptive information and links that help overview each step of the journey.
Family Outcomes Survey Resources
The Family Outcomes Survey is important to measuring the success of Early Intervention! The following key resources are great to share with CFC staff:
- Illinois Family Outcomes Survey Infographic (pdf) Developed in September 2020, this infographic explains the importance of the survey, the role of providers and service coordinators, and recent updates to survey delivery methodology.
- Illinois Family Outcomes Survey (pdf) Illinois is using a revised version of the original ECO Family Outcomes Survey. Illinois stakeholders were involved in the revision and piloting of the new version.
This Child Find Project Website was created to offer information and resources related to the earliest possible identification of young children and their families who may benefit from early intervention and special education services.
Learn more about the systems that support Illinois Early Intervention in this interactive graphic that highlights the key stakeholders that work together to support children and families in Illinois Early Intervention, by exploring an overview of who they are, what they do, where to find key resources, and how to contact them. This resource is great for anyone new to EI and is also available in a printable version (pdf).
This resource was created in collaboration with EITP and the Illinois Interagency Council on Early Intervention (IICEI) Communications Workgroup in May 2021.
This resource page provides a comprehensive list of all the forms and resources referenced in Online System Overview training modules as well as a link to a resource version of the online training.
A resource page devoted to a large variety of resources for Service Coordinators working in Illinois.
Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs)
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Guidance Worksheet and the Interagency MOU Agreement between the Child & Family Connections (CFC) and the Early Child Care and Education (ECE) Program.
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Guidance Worksheet (pdf)
Interagency MOU Agreement (pdf)
This worksheet is meant to guide the Child & Family Connections (CFCs) and Early Child Care and Education (ECE) Program through the discussion of the MOU agreement. While completing this worksheet will provide assistance in determining the purpose of the MOU, it is important to also read the MOU thoroughly to ensure that both programs understand their roles and responsibilities.
This form is designed to be used to report the findings from the McWilliam model of conducting the RBI. Additional information on the RBI can be found at the Evidence-Based International Early Intervention Office (EIEIO) website.
This interactive resource is for ANYONE wanting to learn more about making a referral! The module includes an overview of eligibility and details on making a referral. If you are interested in getting EI credit related to this topic, please enroll in our "Referral to Illinois Early Intervention" training on our EITP Online Events page.
Regulation Resources around IDEA Part C
Our site has state specific information around Transition from Part C to Part B, and includes great resources such as modules on Transition, advocacy information, and DEC Recommended Practice resources on Transition.
IDEA Part C video
A 20-minute video featuring Alexa Posny, Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), highlights some of the major changes to the regulations.
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