The Winter 2022 edition of the Early Intervention Clearinghouse newsletter is available on our website in English and Spanish. Our main story looks at the transition from early intervention services to school-based services when your child turns 3. The story gives families an idea of what the transition planning process looks like, who’s eligible for school-based services, where their child may receive services, and whom to contact for questions about the transition. There’s also a list of books on advocacy and special education that can be accessed through the clearinghouse library.
This newsletter also has our latest tip sheet, Transition: Understanding Family Rights, which helps you understand the steps, timelines, and your family’s rights throughout the transition.
We also provide an update on the State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP).
Check Out Our Resource Guides Related to Transition
The clearinghouse has a number of resource guides that can introduce you to important books, videos, and information resources available from the EI Clearinghouse. Check out these guides.
- Transitions in Early Intervention
- Talking with Professionals
- The Family’s Role in Assessment
- The Family’s Role in Early Intervention Services
About the Clearinghouse
The Illinois Early Intervention (EI) Clearinghouse identifies and collects research-based and best-practice early intervention information to share with families. We are a resource for you; contact us via our online form or by phone at (877) 275-3227. We have a library of videos, books, manuals, and journals related to the development of young children with special needs and their families.
Please let us know if you need any resources or information; we are always happy to help!
Sarah Isaacs, librarian
Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse