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'C2P2 EI' Holds Second Session in Bethlehem

December 2012

PHOTO: C2P2 session with Tim GreuselThe Institute program "Competence and Confidence: Partners in Policymaking"—or "C2P2 EI"—held its second of four sessions in Bethlehem, PA on November 30 and December 1.

The C2P2 EI program is a unique learning experience for parents and family members of young children with disabilities. It offers information, resources and strategies to help family members navigate the early intervention system in Pennsylvania and to advocate for their young children to get the services they need.

During the November 30th weekend, C2P2 EI welcomed Tim Greusel, Director, Quality Enhancement Support Team in Sinking Springs, PA. Mr. Greusel presented a comprehensive overview of "Person Centered Planning." This life planning approach researches and acts upon what is important to a person today and in the future. The process requires listening and learning, then establishes a plan, with family, friends and other supports, to address what is important to the person with disabilities.

In addition to Mr. Greusel, Jennifer Lowman, Director of Client Services and Training and Senior Staff Attorney at the Education Law Center, Philadelphia, PA and Lisa Parker, Early Intervention Advisor, Bureau of Special Education, PA Department of Education presented "Laws, Regulations, and Educational Advocacy." Finally, David Gates, Esq. from the PA Health Law Project in Camp Hill, PA presented an important review of the medical assistance laws.

C2P2 EI has two more sessions for this 2012-2013 year, in February and April.

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