Early Intervention and Being a Strong Voice for Children

  • 08 Jan 2015
  • 9:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Autism Connection of PA, 35 Wilson Street #101, Pittsburgh, PA 15223
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Early Intervention and 

Being a Strong Voice for Children

 Presented by

Kurt A. Kondrich, M.Ed.

 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.  


Act 48 and Social Workers Credits Available


Autism Connection of PA

35 Wilson Street #101

Pittsburgh, PA 15223


This course will give an overview of Early Intervention Services in PA and detail how to access these supports. Presenter will speak about how critical Early Intervention is for children birth-5 and families. Presenter will then speak about advocacy and how to use your Voice to effect positive outcomes and changes in the system. Presenter will show audience how to connect with their elected officials and will make sure all attendees know the policymakers who respect them.


Learning Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss Early Intervention Services in PA
  • Tell how critical these services are for families birth-5 when 90% of brain development occurs
  • Locate their elected official’s contact information
  • List strategies to connect with policymakers    
Biography:
Kurt Kondrich spent 20 years as a police officer and became an Early Intervention professional and strong advocate for ABILITIES after his daughter Chloe was born in 2003 with Down syndrome. Kurt is the Director of Family/Community Outreach at Early Intervention Specialists, and he serves as Chair of the SICC (Governor’s Advisory Board for Early Intervention). Kurt has received several awards for Early Intervention Leadership, and he is passionate about making sure the voices of children and families are heard by policymakers.

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