Infant-Toddler Professionals


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Kansas Inservice Training System (KITS)
www.kskits.org
KITS is a program of the Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities at Parsons and is supported through a grant from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Infant/Toddler Services.

KDHE contracts with KITS to provide a training and resource system for infant-toddler/tiny-k networks through collaborative training and technical assistance activities on a comprehensive statewide basis. Additionally, parents and staff of agencies collaborating with these early intervention networks are afforded the opportunity to be involved in all activities associated with the project.

KITS hosts a website which provides information specific to early intervention. At the KITS website you can find technical assistance packets, state-wide training calendar, Kansas Early Childhood Outcome Resources and other additional information to assist you. KITS also offers the Early Childhood Resource Center which provides access to a lending library of materials and topics related to your work.

KITS Technical Assistance Packets
http://kskits.org/ta/Packets/Tech_AssPacketList.shtml
Below is list of specific links to KITS Part C Birth-3 technical assistance packets that providers frequently download:

Using Primary Service Providers & Coaching in Early Intervention Programs
http://kskits.org/ta/Packets/UsingPrimaryService.shtml

Part C Eligibility and Data Based Assessment Decisions
http://kskits.org/ta/Packets/PartCEligibility.shtml

Writing Family-Guided IFSP Outcomes
http://kskits.org/ta/Packets/WritingFamily_GuidedIFSP.shtml

Family Service Coordination
http://kskits.org/ta/Packets/FamilyServicesCoor.shtml

Transition From Part C to Part B Services
http://www.kskits.org/ta/Packets/TransitionPartCtoPartB.shtml

Enhancing Family Participation in the IFSP/IEP Process
http://kskits.org/ta/Packets/EnhancingFamilyPart.shtml

Physicians, Health Care Providers and Early Intervention
http://kskits.org/ta/Packets/PhysiciansHealthCare.shtml

Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC)
www.kskits.org/ecrc
The purpose of the ECRC is to provide access to anyone interested in borrowing from a collection of materials on topics related to children birth to three who are identified with special needs. This includes assessment and evaluation instruments and other resources.

The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA)

Family-Centered Principles
http://www.nectac.org/topics/families/famctrprin.asp
Family-Centered Principles are a set of interconnected beliefs and attitudes that shape directions of program philosophy and behavior of personnel as they organize and deliver services to children and families. Core to family-centered services is sensitivity and respect for the culture and values of individual family members and each family's ecology, as members define the people, activities and beliefs important to them. The purpose of early intervention is to achieve family outcomes as well as child outcomes.