Vermont’s Children’s Integrated Services -Early Intervention (CIS-EI) supports families with young children who have developmental delays, or who are at risk of having developmental delays, by providing services in accordance with Part C of the Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA). Knowing parents are their children’s first and most important teachers, CIS-EI partners with families in their homes and in community settings to provide services that support children's development.
To enhance Vermont CIS-EI’s work, the federal Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) required every state’s Early Intervention program to develop a five-year plan, known as the State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) that identifies a State Identified Measurable Result (SIMR). The SSIP strategies will improve outcomes and the quality of life for infants and toddlers receiving CIS EI services.
Vermont’s chosen SIMR is that: Families are able to help their infants and toddlers develop and learn functional social and/or emotional skills, and infants and toddlers substantially improve their social and/or emotional functional development. Supporting social and emotional development fosters positive relationships for children within their families, school and broader community. Doing this will help children now and in the future.
Now in Phase III, CIS-EI is implementing strategies that directly and positively impact families' ability to support their children's healthy social and emotional development.
Read Vermont's Federal SSIP Report Submissions:
- Phase I
- Phase II
- Phase III