Providing Early Intervention: Running (and Expanding) Your Business

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Date: Friday, August 23, 2013

Course #: W654

Time: 9 a.m. - Noon

Cost: $90

Credit Available: 0.3 CEUs; 3 SWCEUs; Approved by Illinois Early Intervention Training Project for 3 credential hours in the area of Working with Families


Learn about the administration of the business aspects of providing early intervention services, from referral to presentation of individualized family service plans (IFSPs). Participants will consider best practices in early intervention service provision, as well as receive tips on how to make their businesses run more smoothly and effectively. A refresher on the laws, rules, policies, and procedures that regulate and guide the early intervention system will be included.


Jennifer Barrett-Zitkus, M.Ed.

Jennifer Barrett-Zitkus, M.Ed., is the Illinois medical diagnostic network coordinator for Lutheran General Children's Hospital. In this role, she directs technical assistance to Child and Family Connections 2 in Lake County and provides trainings, support, and quality assurance in early intervention to providers, parents, and service coordinators. Her private practice, Early Intervention Direction, provides developmental evaluations, consultation, and support to families and agencies. In her more than 20 years in the field, she has researched best practices in early intervention for medically fragile infants and toddlers and their families. She is credentialed as a developmental therapist/evaluator and assessment specialist in Illinois and served on the governing board for the American Association of Home-Based Early Interventionists. Jennifer served as co-chair of the Service Delivery and Transition committee of the Governor's Taskforce, responsible for providing a comprehensive review of the Illinois Early Intervention System and to develop recommendations and an action plan.

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