Overview to Illinois State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP)
The Illinois Early Intervention Program (EI), under the umbrella of the Department of Human Services, serves over 21,000 children with Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs) each month through 25 Child & Family Connections (CFC) offices. EI, as well as all other states’ EI programs, is required by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to engage with its stakeholders in the State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP). We approached the SSIP as an opportunity to perform a very intense and meaningful analysis of our data, our infrastructures, our community capacities and our system of service delivery. The process has helped us create a meaningful State Identified Measurable Result (SIMR) to improve outcomes for our children with disabilities and delays and their families.