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Virtual Conference Call for Proposals

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Virtual Conference Call for Proposals
Published: June 8, 2021

Virtual Conference Call for Proposals

Strategies for Success: Laying the Foundation for Innovative Family Engagement and Child Find Activities

September 28th, 2021 – 8:45 am to 4:30 pm

Location: Zoom

The Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center (ECAC) is accepting engaging and interactive
workshop proposals for our upcoming virtual conference titled “Strategies for Success: Laying
the Foundation for Innovative Family Engagement and Child Find Activities”. The purpose of this
conference is twofold:

  1. to provide family engagement best practices and strategies to professionals who work
    with young children with disabilities and participate on Local Interagency Coordinating
    Councils (LICCs) across the state
  2. to provide best practices and strategies for effective Child Find activities in communities

Conference content will focus on higher level engagement of families with children who have
disabilities and/or developmental concerns on advisory councils, focus groups, systems level
work, etc. Breakout session time slots are 1 hour and 30 minutes in length. Please plan to
include time for questions and evaluation in your workshop.

Workshop content ideas:

  • Strategies for successful Child Find activities in communities
  • Utilizing virtual meeting tools (Padlet, Jamboard, polls, breakout rooms, etc.)
  • Family recruitment strategies
  • Family retention and sustainable engagement strategies
  • Continuous quality improvement: evaluating current group status and creating an improvement plan
  • Barriers and solutions to successful family engagement
  • Child Find activities to reach and engage underserved/under-reached populations
  • Ensuring diversity on councils/committees (race, culture, ethnicity, gender, experience, geographic location, socioeconomic status)
  • Training and leadership skill development for families
  • Ensuring active and meaningful engagement
  • Tips/strategies for leading effective and engaging meetings/guided discussion format

We would love to see proposals that include families as presenters and/or panelists!

Please fill out the form linked below and submit to Christy Moore at Cmoore@ecacmail.org

by July 9th, 2021

Chosen applicants will be notified via email by August 2nd, 2021

Proposal Form