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PUBLIC COMMENT ON PROPOSED CHANGE TO THE NORTH CAROLINA INFANT-TODDLER PROGRAM PERSONNEL CERTIFICATION PROCESS Two babies playing


The public is invited to review and comment on proposed changes to the North Carolina Infant-Toddler Program’s (N.C. ITP) personnel certification process. Specified personnel, who serve infants and toddlers with developmental delay(s) or established mental or physical conditions that result in developmental delay, must meet state-approved certification requirements.

The N.C. ITP certification program issues the Infant, Toddler, and Family Certificate. It is a requirement for specified Children’s Developmental Services Agency (CDSA) staff and community providers of special instruction. The proposed changes to the certification will add the following to the list of accepted degree fields:

  • Elementary Education
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Nursing
  • Counseling
  • And a bachelor’s degree in another human services field

The proposed changes will better align hiring and certification requirements to further ensure that children and families enrolled in the N.C. ITP will experience better outcomes through an expanded workforce of qualified personnel. The proposed changes are available for review May 17, 2018 – June 15, 2018. The public may comment on the changes June 16, 2018 – July 15, 2018 by either:

  • Email : ei.publiccomment@dhhs.nc.gov
  • Fax : Attention Part C Coordinator at 919-870-4834
  • Letter: c/o Part C Coordinator, Early Intervention Branch, 1916 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1916
Proposed Changes [PDF 220KB] >>

WEBINAR SERIES, AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER Teacher working with child in the classroom

The Leo M. Croghan Foundation, in collaboration with the Carolina Institute of Developmental Disabilities (CIDD) and Wake AHEC, has the webinar series, Autism Spectrum Disorder: From Identification to Evidence Based Intervention, available for another year. Participants may access the series at https://www.wakeahec.org/ceonlinecourses.htm.

There are four courses available in the series:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder: Signs, Symptoms and Early Identification - Elizabeth R. Crais, Ph.D., CCC-SLP Professor and Coordinator, Doctoral Studies of Speech & Hearing Services, UNC-Chapel Hill, N.C. and Rebecca Edmondson Pretzel, Ph.D., Associate Director, Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD), UNC-Chapel Hill, N.C.
  • Screening Practices for Autism Spectrum Disorder - Elizabeth R. Crais, Ph.D., CCC-SLP Professor and Coordinator, Doctoral Studies of Speech & Hearing Services, UNC-Chapel Hill, N.C. and Rebecca Edmondson Pretzel, Ph.D., Associate Director, Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD), UNC-Chapel Hill, N.C.
  • Diagnostic Assessment Strategies for Autism Spectrum Disorder - Lauren Turner-Brown, Ph.D., Assistant Director, UNC TEACCH Autism Program, UNC-Chapel Hill, N.C.
  • Early Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evidence-Based Practices - Ann Sam, Ph.D., Investigator and Evelyn Shaw, M.Ed., Educational Consultant.

Each webinar is $20, which covers Wake AHEC’s costs.

The Leo M. Croghan Foundation aims to present information that is evidence-based or informed and that recognizes the importance of early intervention, family-centered service delivery, and collaboration between parents and professionals.