IDC Sponsored Event BadgeTuesday, September 26, 2017 · 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time

Virtual Interactive Meeting on Part C IDEA 618 Data Processes Toolkit

  • Online Event
  • Webinar
  • IDC-Sponsored Event
IDC is pleased to announce a VIM on IDC’s Part C IDEA 618 Data Processes Toolkit on September 26, 2017. This online event on this important resource will enable participants to engage with other state staff who have been involved in work with IDC. State participants will learn from peers about the benefits of documenting data collection, validation, and submission processes. At the end of the VIM, states will self-select topics discussed during the VIM that they would like to delve into more deeply with other states through Peer-to-Peer Exchanges. During the subsequent Peer-to-Peer Exchanges, participants will have in-depth discussions on topics related to the 618 data collections (child count, settings, exiting, and dispute resolution). IDC staff with expertise on the selected topics will facilitate and support the VIM and Peer-to-Peer Exchanges.

VIMs give state participants opportunities to actively engage each other in learning about data quality topics supported through IDC resources and technical assistance.  IDC designed the interactive state Peer-to-Peer Exchanges in the spirit of virtual open space meetings. Facilitators will invite states to explore topics of common interest with other states through sharing challenges and successes and working together to create potential solutions.


  • 618 Data
  • Part C


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    Amy BittermanAs a Research Analyst at Westat, I've worked on a number of special education studies including the Pre-Elementary Education Longitudinal Study (PEELS) and Design and IDEA-related Analyses for the National Assessment (DIANA). I also worked on DAC, specifically in the area of disproportionality. I have experience in survey design and development as well as data collection and analysis..
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    Sarah WaltersSarah Walters is a graduate of the University of Kansas where she earned a Bachelor of Social Welfare degree and a Masters degree in Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE). She has a variety of experiences in the field of early childhood and early intervention. Currently she is a TA Specialist for the IDEA Data Center. Sarah is the former Part C coordinator for the State of Kansas. She has worked as both a direct service provider to families who have infants and toddlers with disabilities and as and school special education administrator. She worked at the Head Start Quality Improvement Center for Disabilities in Region VII as an Infant Toddler Specialist, and as a training and technical assistance specialist to Part C programs in Kansas. Sarah was a learning coach with the SpecialQuest program and consultant for the National Head Start Family Literacy Center. She lives in Lawrence, Kansas (Rock Chalk Jayhawk!) with her husband of 21 years, Gary, 12-year-old son, Sam, and 8-year-old son, Ben.