Posted at 8:06 AM, August 26, 2015


Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM


Wachusett Inn
Westminster, MA

Please note that times are approximate, the agenda will be followed in order but these are not time specific topic discussions.

Please register for the retreat online:

A Journey of Passion, Partnerships and Purpose


9:15 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30 AM: Welcome and Introductions

9:45 AM: Ron Benham, Patti Fougere– Director’s Update

10:00 AM: Kathi Gillaspy, TA Specialist, Early Childhood TA Center (ECTA) & Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSY)
Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Connecting the dots to systems change – establishing family-centered collaboration in the IFSP process

12:00 PM: LUNCH - will be provided for those who pre-register

1:00 PM: Break Out Groups
Break out groups:
- Collaboration with community partners
           How do we involve key partners in the IFSP process?
- Family Engagement/Partnership in the IFSP process
- Relationship based service delivery system
- Functional Outcomes - Routines Based
- Realities of IFSP development

2:00 – 2:15 PM: BREAK

2:15 – 3:00 PM: Reporting back from small groups

3:00 – 3:15 PM:IFSP Sub-Committee Report

3:30 PM: Evaluations

4:00 PM: Adjourn

Massachusetts Early Intervention Interagency Coordinating Council Schedule of Meetings

  • ICC Retreat: September 16, 2015
  • November 12, 2015
  • January 14, 2016
  • March 10, 2016
  • June 9, 2016

If inclement weather closes the Marlborough Public Schools the meeting is cancelled.

If you are deaf or hard of hearing, or are a person with a disability who requires accommodation, please contact Darla Gundler by September 2, 2015 at 413-586-7525 X3157.

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This information is provided by the Early Intervention Program within the Department of Public Health.