This course is the official training approved and sponsored by the New York State Department of Health Bureau of Early Intervention. Service coordination is a vital component of the Early Intervention Program (EIP). Service coordinators have the responsibility of providing children and their families with necessary information, guidance and support, beginning at referral to the EIP and continuing throughout the time they participate in the program. Along with a thorough working knowledge of the EIP, service coordinators must possess the skills necessary to work in a partnership with families and other professionals to ensure children and families participating in the EIP receive needed information, supports and services. In recognition of this, Early Intervention regulation 10 NYCRR Section 69-4.4(b) specifies and the New York State Department of Health Provider Agreement require, all providers of service coordination in the EIP to successfully complete this state sponsored training course prior to rendering service coordination services to children and families in the EIP.
This ISC training curriculum contains current and necessary information for service coordinators to assist them in performing the required service coordination activities in the EIP.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
Identify and describe the responsibilities of initial and ongoing service coordinators.
Apply regulatory requirements to their work as initial/ongoing service coordinators.
Accurately communicate information about the Early Intervention Program to families.
Participants who successfully complete this course will earn four professional development hours, which can be used one time only towards the annual professional development requirements, as outlined in the New York State Department of Health Bureau of Early Intervention Provider Agreement.