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Early Intervention (EI) is a program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities in Massachusetts. Part C of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act [IDEA] is the federal grant program that helps Massachusetts operate the statewide program. EI is for infants and toddlers with disabilities, ages birth to 3 years, and their families. Every year, Massachusetts Early Intervention files a Part C Funding Application to the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). Below is an invitation to view this year’s application and a link if you would like to participate in a Listening Session.

Dear Friends of Early Intervention,

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is seeking public input for the Part C Funding Application to the Early Intervention Division (EI) for federal fiscal year 2021. You may access a copy of our application here.

We have scheduled a public listening session on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 from 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM via WebEx at:

https://statema.webex.com/statema/j.php?MTID=m931796f3324cf1ee521d9848f1217a1b

You may also call-in to the session at:

+1-203-607-0564 US Toll

+1-866-692-3580 US Toll Free

Written comments may also be sent to:

Emily White, Director – Early Intervention Division

Bureau of Family Health & Nutrition

250 Washington Street, 5th floor

Boston, MA 02108-4619

Email: Emily.A.White@mass.gov

This listening session provides a forum for local Early Intervention programs as well as other public health professionals and consumers to share their thoughts with the Department concerning priorities for the EI program. I encourage you to participate on April 7th. If you have any questions about the public listening session, you may contact me at my email address above. Thank you for your ongoing interest in the Early Intervention Division.

Sincerely,

Emily White

Director, Early Intervention Division

Family Involvement Brochure

Welcome to the EIPLP Newsletter – English

Welcome to the EIPLP Newsletter – Espanol

The Parent Leadership Project,is a project of the Office of Family Initiatives at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, EIPLP was created to support parents whose children receive early intervention services. The Project’s main goal is to promote lifetime advocacy, leadership skills and the development of an informed parent constituency, encouraging early intervention services to be increasingly family centered. The Project is a parent driven endeavor, which continually seeks family involvement and input regarding the needs of families enrolled in Early Intervention and is implemented by parents whose own children have received EI services.

Description of the Office of Family Initiatives

About EIPLP

The Project staff consists of a Statewide Director, a Media Coordinator, Training & Technical Assistance Coordinator, and a Family Engagement & Collaboration Coordinator. All of our staff have received Early Intervention services for their own children and families. We work to inform families about the variety of opportunities to actively participate in the Early Intervention system, either at their local program, within their region, and/or at the statewide level. Some of these opportunities include:

  • Developing, supporting and participating on Parent Advisory Councils (PAC’s) at local Early Intervention programs
  • Attending workshops and training programs
  • Attending the annual statewide Massachusetts Early Intervention Consortium (MEIC) Conference and parent dinner
  • Participating on the Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC)
  • Receiving the statewide parent newsletter, the Parent Perspective.

STATEWIDE Coordinator
Kris Martone-Levine
(978) 851-7261, Ext. 4057
Toll-free (877) 35-EI-PLP
kris.levine@mass.gov

MEDIA COORDINATOR
Vacant

STATEWIDE TRAINING & TA COORDINATOR
Liz Cox
413-586-7525 x 3116
liz.cox@mass.gov

STATEWIDE FAMILY ENGAGEMENT & COLLABORATION COORDINATOR
Roxanne Hoke-Chandler
781-828-7205
roxanne.hoke-chandler@mass.gov