north carolina INFANT-TODDLER PROGRAM
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REQUIRED PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT PERIOD ANNOUNCED FOR INFANT-TODDLER PROGRAM GRANT APPLICATION Two babies playing


The North Carolina Division of Public Health’s Infant-Toddler Program federal Part C grant application, which supports infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families, is available for public review and comment.

  • The public review period is February 21, 2018 – March 22, 2018
  • The public comment period is March 23, 2018 – April 21, 2018
Part C Grant Application [PDF 527KB] >>

The Part C grant application is a non-competitive award, which helps states and territories provide early intervention services.  Required services include service coordination, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, assistive technology, special instruction, and other services that support and empower families to increase the cognitive, physical and social-emotional functioning of their children.  The Part C program serves infants and toddlers (birth to 3) with developmental disabilities and their families.

The application describes how funding will be used to provide supports and services to children and their families.

Public comment may be made by:

  • Email : ei.publiccomment@dhhs.nc.gov
  • Fax : Part C Coordinator at 919-870-4834; or
  • Letter: c/o Part C Coordinator, Early Intervention Branch, 1916 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1916

REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS FOR ITP GRANT Two babies playing


The Infant-Toddler Program (ITP) has a request for applications (RFA) that focuses on family engagement and partnership and reimbursement mechanisms. Goals for the RFA include creating a reimbursement mechanism for assistive technology, respite, transportation and complaint mediation. The RFA will create family leadership and partnership activities. Some of these activities are participating in focused-monitoring visits, family leadership trainings, orientation, and focus groups, and assisting in the development of policy and family interview tools. The summary of the RFA process dates are:

01/03/2018: Request for Applications released to eligible applicants.

01/12/2018: Bidder’s teleconference.

01/17/2018: End of Q&A period. All questions due in writing by 5pm.

01/23/2018: Answers to questions released to all applicants as an addendum to the RFA.

RFA Questions and Answers [PDF, 141KB]

02/06/2018: Applications due by 5pm.

02/16/2018: Successful applicant will be notified.

06/01/2018: Expected contract start date.

Complete RFA [PDF, 329KB]

Directions on How to Fill Out the Open Window Budget Form [PDF, 509KB].

Open Window Budget Worksheet [Excel, 1MB]


WEBINAR SERIES, AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER Teacher working with child in the classroom

The Leo M. Croghan Foundation, in collaboration with the Carolina Institute of Developmental Disabilities (CIDD) and Wake AHEC, has the webinar series, Autism Spectrum Disorder: From Identification to Evidence Based Intervention, available for another year. Participants may access the series at https://www.wakeahec.org/ceonlinecourses.htm.

There are four courses available in the series:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder: Signs, Symptoms and Early Identification - Elizabeth R. Crais, Ph.D., CCC-SLP Professor and Coordinator, Doctoral Studies of Speech & Hearing Services, UNC-Chapel Hill, N.C. and Rebecca Edmondson Pretzel, Ph.D., Associate Director, Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD), UNC-Chapel Hill, N.C.
  • Screening Practices for Autism Spectrum Disorder - Elizabeth R. Crais, Ph.D., CCC-SLP Professor and Coordinator, Doctoral Studies of Speech & Hearing Services, UNC-Chapel Hill, N.C. and Rebecca Edmondson Pretzel, Ph.D., Associate Director, Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD), UNC-Chapel Hill, N.C.
  • Diagnostic Assessment Strategies for Autism Spectrum Disorder - Lauren Turner-Brown, Ph.D., Assistant Director, UNC TEACCH Autism Program, UNC-Chapel Hill, N.C.
  • Early Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evidence-Based Practices - Ann Sam, Ph.D., Investigator and Evelyn Shaw, M.Ed., Educational Consultant.

Each webinar is $20, which covers Wake AHEC’s costs.

The Leo M. Croghan Foundation aims to present information that is evidence-based or informed and that recognizes the importance of early intervention, family-centered service delivery, and collaboration between parents and professionals.