Building Bridges: The Transition Process from Early Intervention to Early Childhood
by Members of the Illinois Statewide Transition Training Team
Champaign CUSD 4 Mellon Building
November 28, 2012
Reg. 8:30 AM, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
703 South New Street, Champaign, Illinois
Description: This state-developed, standardized, and collaboratively-delivered training has been re-titled and revised in 2012 to provide more interaction.
Around the age of 2 1/2 years, children and their families using Part C Early Intervention services begin the transition process to determine if they are
eligible for Part C Early Childhood Special Education services by the age of three. Join those in early intervention; community care and education; early
childhood public education; and families of these children to explore this process of Transition. This training focuses on the requirements of the of
Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) and Illinois enactment to provide a smooth and effective transition for children and their
families. Elements of the process, such as transition meetings, responsibilities, timelines, state forms, and vital partnerships will be addressed.
Presenter Bios: Sandy Ginther left the medical field 28 years ago when her daughter was born with Down syndrome. She became active in endeavors
related to children, education and disability. She has been employed with the state's Project CHOICES, directed an Early Intervention Program, served as an
Early Intervention Statewide Trainer and is currently a Family and Early Childhood Resource Specialist with STARNET Regions I and III. Sandy has a B.
S. in Communication from Illinois State University and graduate hours in Early Childhood from Western Illinois University, Portland State University and
University of Colorado. Trained in various early childhood approaches, she brings a family's experience to the content. In addition to presenting early
childhood topics, she frequently speaks on the need for an accepting society and the benefits of inclusive opportunities for all. Sandy has a long history of
serving on boards, task forces, and other volunteer entities.
This training will provide 5 contact hours for the following:
- CPDUs (Continuing Professional Development Units) for teacher certification
- CDA (Child Development Associate) credit in area(s) #3, #4
- CE credit for SLP, SW, LCPC, PT, and OT professionals
- Gateways to Opportunity credit in area(s) C, E, F
Full attendance is required to receive a certificate.
In collaboration with: Illinois Early Intervention Training - Four Rivers Special Education District
Registration form for this workshop.