The Bureau of Child Development Services (BCDS), First Steps shared the following update:
The Bureau of Child Development Services (BCDS), First Steps is pleased to announce that the Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC) has graciously agreed to create and spearhead a variety of sub-committees aimed at gathering stakeholder input in order to make recommendations that will assist with improving Indiana’s early intervention system. As the ICC seeks to advise and assist the BCDS with its mission of delivering high quality services and supports to Indiana’s children and families, it is imperative that a variety of voices and stakeholders from across the state – engaged with the system in various roles – contribute to the discussion and creation of recommendations.
As you are an invested member of the First Steps system, we would like to extend an invitation to you to consider volunteering to participate and lend your voice, expertise and insights to the upcoming work of these groups. Information regarding the four sub-committees that will begin meeting shortly, the topics they will address, their goals and the sub-committee charter, is available here. As you review these groups and reflect on your role within the system, if you should find that there is a sub-committee that will be addressing topics about which you have a keen interest in sharing your perspective, we would ask that you complete the following steps in order to volunteer to participate. Please email email@example.com by no later than Friday, June 17, 2016, if you wish to volunteer to serve on a sub-committee. Please put the sub-committee topic in the subject line of your email to identify which subcommittee you would like to serve on, and include the following information in the body of the message:
INARF requests that you forward requests to volunteer on a sub-committee to Sarah Chestnut at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The sub-committee topics are:
The full DDRS bulletin is available here.
We hope this information is helpful. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you have.