The Service Coordination Community of Practice (SC CoP) was created to recognize the value of service coordinators and give these important early intervention team members a professional home. The SC CoP offers service coordinators the opportunities to network with others across the nation, share SC-related resources and tips, and learn about topics relevant to providing high quality service coordination.  

Meetings & Events

Past Webinars & Events

Partnering with Families in Their Times of Need 

Thursday, May 14th, 2020 at 2:00 - 3:00 PM EST

Access the recording and materials from this webinar here. 

Every family is unique and some families have more needs than others. Time and resources service coordinators put forth to successfully implement family practices may fluctuate according to family strengths, abilities and needs.  This web-conversation will explore strategies service coordinators use to engage in family-centered practices, build family capacity and foster opportunities for family and professional collaboration with families who have high needs. 


Facilitators: Sarah Nichols and Maria Kastanis, Illinois

Coaching during Service Coordination: What Does It Look Like?

Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 2:00-3:00pm EST

Access the recording and materials from this web conversation here.

Instructional Practice 13 (DEC Recommended Practices, 2014) encourages practitioners to use coaching when interacting with primary caregivers - and that includes service coordinators! Join us for a web conversation to discuss nine coaching practices that you can use to help families participate in the EI process, share information, access resources, and solve problems.

Service Coordination Matters – A Web Conversation To Recognize What You Bring to the EI Team 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET 

Access the recording and materials from this web conversation here.

Be sure to check out the National Service Coordination Training Workgroup Webinar Resource Page! You’ll find two archived webinars, activity guides, and lots of resources that address the following topics:

  • How Do You Do It? Juggling and Overcoming Service Coordination Challenges

  • The Role of the Service Coordinator in Building Relationships in Early Intervention

Dana Childress, dcchildress@vcu.edu, is an early intervention professional development consultant with the Partnership for People with Disabilities at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has worked in the field of early intervention for over 23 years as an early childhood special educator, service coordinator, supervisor, trainer, author, and consultant. She completed her doctoral degree in special education (with emphasis in early intervention) at Old Dominion University. She currently works as part of Virginia's early intervention professional development team developing resources and conducting web-based and in-person training for practitioners, including service coordinators. 


Melissa Schnurr, melissa.schnurr@iowa.gov, is the early intervention comprehensive system of personnel development consultant for the state of Iowa. She has a doctorate in Human Development & Family Studies from Iowa State University. After three years of teaching early childhood development at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, she started in her current position at the Iowa Department of Education in 2012. Since then, she has been coordinating statewide personnel development for early intervention service providers and service coordinators. For the past two years, she has been collaborating with a cross-state team focusing on providing networking and professional development opportunities for service coordinators.

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