Improving Systems, Practices and Outcomes

2014 Webinar Series on Part C Finance

ITCA ECTA Center RRCP

Series Overview

Photograph: An infant boy sits indoors smiling with a baby doll. (Photograph by Alex Lazara)

The ITCA Fiscal Initiative, in partnership with the ECTA Center and the WWW: RRCP hosted four webinars on Part C Finance in 2014. Part C Coordinators attending these events were encouraged to listen with a team so that they are building fiscal knowledge and capacity within their state. The development of the team can be the first step in becoming part of the ongoing intensive TA that will be supported through OSEP-funded TA opportunities.

ECTA Center Staff:

  • Anne Lucas
  • Katy McCullough

Sessions

The IDEA Infant & Toddler Coordinators Association (ITCA) Fiscal Technical Assistance Initiative

Purpose

The purpose of the ITCA Fiscal TA initiative is to assist state Part C coordinators and staff in the development and maintenance of high quality early intervention resources and supports for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families by increasing their financial knowledge and skills to support the state Part C early intervention system. The initiative emerged from the ITCA Board's long-standing focus on states' need for strategic support in the development of fiscal resources to support the intent of Congress related to an interagency system of funding. As specified in regulations, Part C funds are intended to "Facilitate the coordination of payment for early intervention services from Federal, State, local, and private sources (including public and private insurance coverage) [§303.1(b)]". This charge has been a challenge over the last number of years as federal resources have continued to shrink and states have been challenged to meet the increasing demand for resources.

Scope of Work

The ITCA Fiscal Initiative addresses states’ needs by establishing two cohorts of participants, offering different supports to enhance Part C system fiscal knowledge and skills, with an on-going commitment to the effort beyond the first year.

  • Cohort One: Intermediate Level: A group of 8-10 state teams will participate in two, two-day learning academies designed to build skills, analysis, expertise, knowledge and relationships for system sustainability over time.
  • Cohort Two: Beginner/Novice Level: A series of 4 webinars over several months will be available to all states. The webinars will share information to support states in developing broader knowledge, capacity for analysis, within-state relationships, and articulating goals. Webinar topics include:
    • Overview of Part C Finance (January 14, 2014)
    • Public Insurance (March 5, 2014)
    • Private Insurance and Family Fees (June 11, 2014)
    • The Affordable Care Act and Impact on Part C (August 13, 2014)

Partners

The Fiscal Initiative involves collaboration with national, regional, and state partners as members of a planning team:

  • Maureen Greer, Executive Director, ITCA
  • Ron Benham, Part C Coordinator, MA and Co-Chair of the ITCA Finance Committee
  • Kim Wedel, Part C Coordinator, TX and Co-Chair of the ITCA Finance Committee
  • Anne Karasek, Education Program Specialist, OSEP (MSIP)
  • Janice Kane, Consultant, South East Regional Resource Center (SERRC)
  • Anne Lucas, Program Specialist, Western Regional Resource Center (WRRC) and the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA)
  • Grace Kelley, Program Specialist, South East Regional Resource Center (SERRC)
  • Katy McCullough – Program Specialist, Mid-South Regional Resource Center (MSRRC) and the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA)

Session 1: Part C Fiscal Overview

Session Overview

  • Date: January 14, 2014
  • Presenter: Kim Wedel, past president of ITCA and Texas Part C Coordinator

Streaming Presentation with Audio

Session Resources

Session 2: Public Insurance

Session 3: Utilizing Private Insurance in Supporting Part C Services

Session Overview

  • Date: June 11, 2014
  • Presenter: Ron Benham, Massachusetts Part C Coordinator

Streaming Presentation with Audio

Session Resources

Session 4: The Affordable Care Act and Impact on Part C

Session Overview

  • Date: August 13, 2014
  • Presenter: Maureen Greer, Executive Director, ITCA

Streaming Presentation with Audio

Session Resources

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  • phone: 919.962.2001
  • fax: 919.966.7463
  • email: ectacenter@unc.edu

The ECTA Center is a program of the FPG Child Development Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, funded through cooperative agreement number H326P120002 from the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education. Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent the Department of Education's position or policy.

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