ACT Memo - COVID-19: Update #23
Happy New Year! The office will be closed Jan. 18th in observance of MLK, Jr. Birthday.
The Zoom session on Early Autism Identification with Dr. McLean is Monday, January 11th (3:30-5pm). The Zoom login information is: https://zoom.us/j/96483032022?pwd=ajBMRVQ3SGJoQkkva0lrL25MVlg4QT09
With the beginning of a new year, now is a perfect time for core team members to plan coaching visits for all children assigned to the team.
The next ACT SC Meeting is Friday, February 5th (9-10:30am). Please submit any agenda items to Caroline by January 29th.
No updates from AzEIP COVID Task Team about returning in the homes. As of today, all TBEI services will continue via teletherapy, phone, and email until further notice from AzEIP.
Highlights from AzEIP monthly meeting with data managers (1.5.2021):
The return rate of Family Surveys is very low. ACT is one of the contractors that has low numbers of surveys completed. Family Survey is part of compliance, Indicator 4: Family Outcomes. Please remember that family surveys are completed at all Annual IFSPs and when a child is exiting out of AzEIP. The SC can complete the survey with a family and help submit to the AzEIP office.
There are a few outstanding referrals still in IPP and are past the 45-day timeline. Based on ACT Child Contract Report (1.6.2021), ACT has 43 referrals past the 45-day timeline. Reach out to the SCs to support with getting those referrals evaluated and/or completing initial IFSPs.
I-TEAMS data entry, especially IFSP dates, is part of compliance for timely and accurate data. Please verify dates when entering information in I-TEAMS. AzEIP has suggested that the calendar feature in I-TEAMS is used. Also, verify that a child’s race, ethnicity, and gender are accurate in I-TEAMS.
Stay safe and wear your mask!
ACT Program Manager