Quick Facts about the I-Team for Families and Guardians
- What is the Vermont I-Team?
- What does the Vermont I-Team do?
- How does a referral happen?
- Can a family ask for a referral?
- What is the role of the Educational and Related Services Consultants?
- What is the role of the Family Resources Consultants?
- How do I contact my Family Resources Consultant?
The Vermont I-Team is an interdisciplinary team of Educational Consultants, Related Services Consultants, and Family Resources Consultants.
The Vermont I-Team provides consultation, technical assistance and training to IEP teams of students with intensive needs (including autism spectrum disorders) that are referred for services.
A referral form must be completed each year by the student's school case manager, and then signed by a school administrator and the student's parent/guardian before services can begin.
School team case managers typically make referrals to the I-Team. Families who are interested in I-Team services for their child can ask their school team to make a referral. I-Team services are provided in partnership with school/early intervention teams and families.
I -Team Consultants work with the student’s team in providing technical assistance and/or training around topics in a variety of areas that include:
- IEP development
- Assistive technology
- Supporting communication
- Specialized instruction
- Transition planning
- Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports
- Deaf-blindness/Dual Sensory Impairment
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Cortical Visual Impairment
Please note: I-Team Regional Educational Consultants work in collaboration with the student’s team to assess and determine how to best support the student and team, including support that may be needed from I-Team Related Services Consultants.
Family Resources Consultants are available to assist families in a variety of ways, including:
- Review of the special education process (i.e. IEP, Evaluation Plan & Report, etc.)
- Help with accessing available resources (local, state and national)
- Attending meetings and appointments (when requested)
- Providing information about workshops, trainings and conferences
- Family support from birth to 21, including transition to adulthood
All Family Resources Consultants are parents of a child, youth, or young adult with special needs and have a wealth of knowledge to share with other parents/guardians.
Families are welcome to contact their Family Resources Consultant by email or telephone.
|Northwest||Jolene Blanchardfirstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 802-233-2555|
|Northeast||Paula J. Manziemail@example.com Tel: 802-895-4529|
|Central||Tammy Willeyfirstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 802-899-2559|
|Southern||Donna Gillenemail@example.com Tel: 802-483-9473|
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