IDC Sponsored Event BadgeThursday, May 25, 2017 · 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time

Back-to-Basics on Part C Child Find—What You Need to Know About Indicators C5 and C6

  • Online Event
  • Webinar
  • IDC-Sponsored Event
This webinar continued IDC's Back-to-Basics Webinar Series for new Part C state staff, staff with new indicator responsibilities, and those who want a refresher on ins-and-outs of the SPP/APR indicators and related Section 618 data collections. The webinar focused on beginning level information on Indicator C5 (Child Find, Ages Birth to 1) and C6 (Child Find, Ages Birth to 3), including a review of the indicators’ specific criteria and data sources; steps and calculations required to collect, analyze, and report Indicator C5 and Indicator C6 data; and any differences or similarities between Indicators C5 and C6 and the other indicators.

Expected outcomes for webinar were that participants would gain a better understanding of Indicator C5 and Indicator C6 requirements to ensure high-quality data for SPP/APR reporting and increased knowledge about available resources and supports for understanding and reporting Indicator C5 and Indicator C6 data.


  • 618 Data
  • Part C
  • State Performance Plan - SPP and Annual Performance Report - APR


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    Luis RomeroI work out of Westat's Rockville offices, where I have worked for over 10 years as a TA on various projects for the Department of Education and Department of Transportation. I worked for several years on IDEA 618 data providing TA for both Part C and Part B. I am particularly interested in early childhood development and child and family outcomes My Current role as TA for IDC is to build capacity within states for collecting, reporting, and analyzing high-quality data for programs for infants, toddlers, and their families (Part C). I do have much experience with Part C DTS’s-, Part C Collection, some Data system, and the Part C Exiting Data Toolkit. The Part C Exiting Data Toolkit is a new product that was recently launch by IDC, it was originally presented during the OSEP conference in NOLA. I was part of the presentation group and part of the work group.
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    Bill HuennekensBill Huennekens is an Education Analyst with Applied Engineering Management (AEM) Corporation. He is a Certified Data Management Professional who is the Director of the Center for the Integration of IDEA Data and works with clients on the Common Education Data Standards (CEDS), EDFacts reporting, as a member of the Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) State Support Team (SST). Prior to joining AEM Bill was the Data Governance and EDFacts Coordinator for the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. While in Washington Bill was the SLDS Project Sponsor and served on the K12 CEDS Stakeholders groups and the General Statistics Permanent Standing Task Force. Before working with education data Bill served as an Elections administrator at the state and local levels in Washington and has represented the United States as an election observer for the Organization for the Security and Cooperation of Europe.
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    Siobhan ColganI am based in beautiful Carrboro, NC at the FPG Child Development Institute. I share my time between IDC and DaSy (The Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems). Prior to these two projects, I worked with the Early Childhood Outcomes (ECO) Center and NECTAC, along with a number of other early childhood research projects here at FPG. I am particularly interested in early childhood development, child and family outcomes, and including families in our work with children with disabilities. Although I am immersed in the early childhood realm, in my past I have also worked with many older children, adolescents and adults with disabilities in schools, group residential, and home- and community-based settings, which helps me keep the life-cycle perspective. My educational background brings together psychology, social work, public health, and early childhood education, all with a side of using data! I am looking forward to an exciting next several years working with many of you.
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    Sharon RingwaltSharon Ringwalt has worked in the field of early intervention for more than 35 years, including 12 years at NECTAC/ECTA Center and six years with MSRRC. Her work includes providing general, targeted and intensive technical assistance to early childhood (Birth-5) coordinators, supporting state general supervision systems, especially state-level systems change initiatives. She provides oversight for the annual meeting of SICC Chairs, Members, and Staff, as well as serving on the OSEP SICC/SAP workgroup. Areas of expertise include communication disorders, early identification of young children with disabilities, states’ eligibility criteria, and interagency collaboration. She is a liaison for the CDC between the EHDI and Part C programs, and serves on telehealth and Part C workgroups for the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management. She is an active member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, having been on its Legislative Council, Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council, and the Governmental Relations and Public Policy Board.