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Posted May 17, 2020
Early Intervention has secured funds to process the provider payment vouchers for the week of March 18, 2020.  This voucher was approved and should post on the Comptroller's website within the new few business days.  Please continue to watch the Provider Connections website for further payment information.
Posted May 5, 2020
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) gave Secretary of Education DeVos the power to appeal to Congress if she believes waivers should be made to provide flexibility concerning IDEA. This is her recommendation to Congress where she requests a waiver solely to address transition timelines for students turning 3 and receiving services in Early Intervention. Her request is to extend the transition evaluation timelines to accommodate for delays while FTF evaluations cann…
Posted May 4, 2020
Early Intervention has secured funds to process the provider payment vouchers for the weeks dated 03/04/2020 and 03/11/2020.  These vouchers were approved on May 5, 2020, and should post on the Comptroller's website within the next few business days.  We are also securing funds for additional payments this week.  Please continue to watch the Providers Connections website for further payment information. 
Posted May 1, 2020
On Friday, May 1, 2020, the Governor issued an Executive Order.  Numerous areas were covered in this Executive Order.  Section 15 directly relates to the supervision of speech-language pathology assistants.  It states, "The provision of the Illinois Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Practice Act, 225 ILCS 110/8.8(e), defining "direct supervision" of speech-language pathology assistants as "on-site, in-view observation and guidance by a speech-language pathologists" is suspen…