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Advocating for Early Intervention: Our Passion, Our Future

March 27
1:00 PM EDT

Parents, advocates, early interventionists, and their partners in four very different states will share their experiences to discuss how they formed new partnerships to strengthen Early Intervention and their struggles and solutions. Key themes including equitable access, adequate funding, workforce recruitment/retention, and family voice in decision-making will be highlighted.


  • Zareen Kamal, Policy Specialist, Start Early
  • Sadia Batool, Early Childhood Family Lead for Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems, Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning
  • Leanne Barrett, Senior Policy Analyst, RI Kids Count
  • Libbie Sonnier, Executive Director, LA Policy Institute


Karen Berman, Senior Director of Illinois Policy, Start Early

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