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Dandelion Seeds

Early Intervention Services

We help states meet the complex administrative requirements of Part C of IDEA: Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities, provide context on what has been effective or not in other states, and develop actionable steps to:

Identify Financing Opportunities

Securing sufficient funding for early intervention service systems continues to be a priority for states. We help identify potential federal, state, and local funding sources; advise states on how to better access available public and private payors; and address provider reimbursement challenges.

Update Policies

Having enough bandwidth to maintain current policies continues to be a challenge for many states. Working with key stakeholders, we review, recommend and/or revise policies and guidance documents to ensure they comply with federal regulations, are evidence-based, have clarity, and promote usability.

Strategic Planning

We help states focus efforts and maximize resources by developing a short-term strategic plan. Working with stakeholders, we conduct a SWOT analysis, convene a 1-2 day meeting, and develop an actionable strategic plan with clear goals, objectives, tasks, and timelines. 

Improve Efficiencies

We conduct a 360° review of your program’s effectiveness and compliance with federal requirements, including: supervision and monitoring, data collection and reporting, comprehensive system of personnel development, and fiscal management to assess interconnectedness, compliance, and how they compare to best practices, national trends, and other states. Using this comprehensive analysis, we provide a plan with prioritized recommendations and implementation steps.

Facilitate Stakeholder Discussions

We facilitate discussions with Interagency Coordinating Councils and other stakeholders to address issues that states are grappling with, mediate contentious topics, address challenges, obtain input on policy or system changes, and build collaborative partnerships with other state agencies and organizations. 

Decades of Experience

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Brad Hutton and Andy Gomm have decades of early intervention experience, including leading their state’s Early Intervention (Part C) Program in New York and New Mexico, and serving as President of the IDEA Infant Toddler Coordinators Association. Both were instrumental in promoting early intervention improvement efforts, implementing evidence-based practices, and increasing system-wide efficiencies.

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