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Subject: Transition from First Steps to ECSE Frequently Asked Questions

Source: Pam Thomas, Coordinator, First Steps and Pam Williams, Coordinator, Special Education Services

Intended Audience: First Steps Service Coordinators, System Point of Entry Directors, Directors of Special Education, Early Childhood Special Education Teachers and Administrators

Date: October 16, 2013

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Transition from First Steps to Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) are available on the Office of Special Education website under "Frequently Asked Questions - Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)" at: http://dese.mo.gov/se/compliance/Q&A/.   The FAQ includes First Steps (Part C) and ECSE (Part B) requirements such as LEA notification/referral, First Steps late referrals, timelines, transition plan, and conference with LEA. 

Additionally, materials related to a webinar on Transition from First Steps to ECSE including the recording, handouts, and this FAQ are also available on the First Steps Transition page at: http://dese.mo.gov/se/fs/Transitionindexpg.htm.