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The New York State Early Intervention Program Online Professional Development Center
41 State Street, Suite 403
Albany, NY  12207

Tel: (518) 473-7016

E-mail: beipub@health.ny.gov

 

Bureau of Early Intervention
Corning Tower, Room 287
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12237-0660

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If you have already completed one of the following courses, you may log back into the course to review material/resources; however, NYSEIPOPDC will not issue a second course completion certificate if the participant chooses to take the course over for a second time in its entirety. Additionally, the course will only be counted once towards the required professional development hours, as outlined in the New York State Department of Health Bureau of Early Intervention Provider Agreement.

Introduction to Service Coordination

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.

 

Transition Responsibilities in the EIP

The transition process, moving from Early Intervention Program services to preschool special education programs or other community services, is an essential component of every child’s IFSP.  Transition planning helps to ensure that the process is successful.  It is important that both parents and professionals understand the requirements for transition and the services that are available for children. This training reviews all of the steps of the transition process.

 

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

 

  • Describe and explain the components of the transition process for both children who are and who are not eligible for preschool special education programs and services.

  • Apply the information about the transition process to real-life settings.

  • Describe and explain the procedural safeguards afforded to parents in the transition process.

Participants who successfully complete this course will earn two 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.

Insurance Responsibilites in the EIP

Participants in this course will learn about the regulatory requirements of New York State Public Health Law and the use of private insurance and Medicaid for reimbursement of services delivered to children in the NYS Early Intervention Program (EIP).

 

This course will cover:

  • the roles and responsibilities of initial and ongoing service coordinators regarding insurance discussions with families

  • collection of insurance information from families

  • verification of insurance information with the insurer

  • documentation of the child’s insurance information in the State data system and the child’s record

 

Participants will also become familiar with the Insurance Tool Kit for Service Coordinators. This course reflects the changes made to EIP regulations, which were adopted on December 5, 2018. Participants who successfully complete this course will earn two 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.

Early Intervention Evaluation, Assessment, and Eligibility Determination

This course is the official training approved and sponsored by the New York State Department of Health Bureau of Early Intervention.
 

This programmatic training course is designed to provide early intervention providers with the information they need to perform screenings, multidisciplinary evaluations (MDEs), and make Early Intervention Program (EIP) eligibility determinations in compliance with federal and State laws and regulations. It is not intended to be a clinical training and does not replace professional development or continuing education training required by the New York State Education Department. All qualified professionals have an obligation to understand and adhere to the laws, rules, and regulations that apply to their profession.
 

By the end of this course, participants will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

· Steps in the process from referral to eligibility determination for the EIP

· Roles and responsibilities of each MDE team member

· Required components of the MDE including, but not limited to:

     o Developmental assessment tools

     o Determining initial eligibility for the EIP

     o Reporting results of a screening and/or MDE
 

 

Participants who successfully complete this course will earn 3 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.
 

 

NOTE: Completion of this course fulfills both regulatory requirements and the requirement in the New York State Department of Health Provider Agreement (XII. EI Model Specific Responsibilities, B. Evaluations and Screenings, B5) “Provider shall ensure that they and, if applicable, their employees who provide Evaluation & Screening services complete continuing professional and clinical education relevant to early intervention services, and in-service training sponsored by the Department regarding evaluation and eligibility, within six (6) months of becoming an employee of the Agency Provider or within six (6) months of the start date of the Agreement, whichever is later.”

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