Engagement in the Early Intervention Program Planning Process for Parents and Professionals

Students, parents, teachers, service providers, and administrators find the process of program planning in early intervention and special education challenging at times. This webinar will give an overview and brief history of IDEA Part C & B, program planning requirements, and describe strategies that support more meaningful engagement in early intervention programs. Equity issues and the points of advocacy at the individual and systems levels will be explored through examples, discussion, and reviewing the resources available.

Speaker Bio: Rachel Brady, PT, DPT, MS is a physical therapist and assistant professor at the Georgetown University Department of Pediatrics at Georgetown University, Center for Child and Human Development (GUCCHD).  She is the Director of Training for the Georgetown Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (GULEND) and the Project Director for the Georgetown University Certificate in Early Intervention.

Dr. Brady has over 30 years of experience in inclusive early childhood and intervention services and 20 years in early childhood personnel training and related research. Dr. Brady has publications and has provided presentations in areas of assistive technology, including and serving children with disabilities and complex needs in educational settings, and training and education in early childhood intervention including program planning.

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