If your child currently (or within the last year) has an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) through Part C: Kentucky’s Early Intervention System (KEIS),
formerly known as First Steps, your input is needed in a focus group!
Kentucky Special Parent Involvement Network (KY-SPIN) Parent Training and Information (PTI) Center is hosting a parent/family virtual focus group for the US Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) in April. This is part of OSEP’s Differentiated Monitoring and Support (DMS 2.0) of Part C. The purpose of this meeting will be to better understand your experiences, including sharing challenges, strengths, and any communication issues in receiving Part C services for your child. OSEP will NOT gather nor share the names, or any personally identifiable information, with anyone. The focus group will be held through a zoom meeting. Representatives from your State and local program will not participate in the focus group. However, OSEP will share a summary of the conversation with the State and/or include in the DMS 2.0 report as another data point.
KY-SPIN will provide a $20 Walmart e-gift card for each family that participates. If you are interested please complete this Interest form (https://tinyurl.com/2mu7ptah ). If you have questions you can contact Rhonda Logsdon (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kellie Smith (email@example.com), 800-525-7746. Thank you for your time and consideration. Have a great day!