NCSEAM Family Survey Update

NCSEAM Family Survey Information

Dear Families,

Thank you for completing a Family Survey last year. In 2023, 3898 Surveys were received and analyzed, that is a return rate of 28.1%. This number represents Surveys sent out from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023.

Information gathered through the Family Survey helps to evaluate how effective Early Intervention services are for families. Your feedback is very important and is used to report on Family Outcomes with the goal of continuously improving our Massachusetts Early Intervention system. The Department of Public Health appreciates how many of you completed and returned your Survey.

In 2021-2022, we learned that:

  • 83.0% feel that Early Intervention services helps your family know your rights.
  • 79.2% say that Early Intervention services helps your family effectively communicate your children’s needs.
  • 90.7% feel that Early Intervention services helps your family help your children develop and learn.

Families whose children have been enrolled in Early Intervention for at least six months and who did not fill out a Survey in the past year received a one-time use login code from their EI program. Survey responses are confidential. As always, your privacy and confidentially is assured. To view the 2022-2023 Family Survey Part C Indicator #4 Results, report please click here.

Please continue to share your thoughts and feelings about the impact of Early Intervention services for your children and families.

DPH reports the percentages from returned Family Surveys – (listed above) to the Office of Special Education Programs in our Annual Performance Report. In addition, the Department looks for trends and emerging issues that families indicate on their Surveys. We work with EI Programs to improve practices and make changes as needed.