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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.

We are currently hiring a Contract Communications Coordinator. This role is renewable year-to-year and will be 37.5 hours per week. To learn more see this job posting.

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